Resource Center

Online resources

An extensive online catalog of materials related to the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community is searchable through:

CSUN’s Oviatt Search has links to provide you with even more services. If you need to retrieve resources from the Oviatt Library's online catalog, be sure to enter "NCOD" in the Limits dropdown. The search results will indicate whether the resources are available at the National Center on Deafness (NCOD) Resource Center and will include the call number to guide you to their location. The Resource Center staff are always available to answer questions.

History of the NCOD Resource Center

The NCOD Resource Center was established in 1978 to house one of the nation's largest collections of books, journals, theses and dissertations, videotapes, DVDs, CDs and deaf-related documents.  It is also known as the Deaf Library to students, faculty, and community members, both on and off campus.

Friends of CSUN/NCOD Library and Resource Center

Thanks to Harris Communication, DawnSignPress, Simon Carmel, Carl Kirchner and Elias Papazis for their donations to the library.

Library Hours of Operation

Spring 2016 Hours

January 11 - May 20, 2016

Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Summer 2016 - CLOSED

May 23 - August 26, 2016

Need Assistance?  Contact

Fall 2016 Hours

August 29 - December 16, 2016

Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

The Resource Center will be closed on the following dates:

M. L. King, Jr. Day observed - Monday, January 18, 2016

Spring Break - March 21-25, 2016

Cesar Chavez Day observed - Thursday, March 31, 2016

Labor Day - Monday, September 5, 2016

Veterans' Day - Friday, November 11, 2016

Thanksgiving - Wednesday, November 23, 2016; Thursday, November 24, 2016; Friday, November 25, 2016

Winter Break - Wednesday, December 19, 2016 through Friday, January 23, 2017


Location and Directions

The NCOD Resource Center is located on the southeast corner of California State University, Northridge in Jeanne M. Chisholm Hall 234. Please refer to the CSUN Driving Directions for more information on how to get to the campus from the surrounding freeways. 

NCOD Archives

The NCOD is in the process of creating a digital archive of historic information pertaining to all aspects of the Deaf community.

Our collection includes historic articles, correspondences, official letters, memos, announcements, flyers, photos, personal notes and more. If you are interested in accessing our database and would like to search or view the various documents that we have on file, please come visit the NCOD Resource Center on the second floor of the NCOD. You can only view theses documents by visiting the NCOD Resource Center.

Currently, there are almost 4,000 documents in our archive. This number will continue to grow as we electronically preserve and digitize more documents. Please note that the PDF files are Text Read only.  You cannot copy, print or download the PDF for personal use.

Some of the topics available in the NCOD Archives are:

  • Audiology
  • California Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Camarillo Mental Health
  • California Teachers of the Hearing Impaired
  • California School for the Deaf, Riverside
  • California School for the Deaf, Fremont
  • California State University, Northridge
  • Daniel Cloud
  • Darrell McDaniel ILC
  • Deaf Adults with Needs
  • Deaf culture bilingualism
  • Deaf education
  • Deaf history
  • Gallaudet
  • Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
  • Golden West College
  • Health
  • Interpreting
  • John Tracy Clinic
  • Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools
  • Language and the brain
  • Mainstreaming
  • National Advisory Council
  • National Center On Deafness
  • National Leadership Training Program
  • National Technical Institute for the Deaf
  • Off Hand
  • Research
  • Schools
  • School newsletters
  • Self Actualization Institute
  • Signed systems and methods
  • Storytelling
  • Telecommunications
  • Towards Rehabilitation Involvement by Parents of the Deaf
  • Vista Curriculum