As part of the Department of Developmental Services' (DDS) commitment to provide information to the general public, individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, and professionals in the field, DDS produces the Fact Book on an annual basis. The Fact Book presents pertinent data over a 10-year period about the individuals served by DDS, including an overview of the service delivery system and trends in California. The Fact Book contains valuable information that is helpful in better understanding California’s developmental services system and the people served.
Koch-Young Resource Center Library
The Koch-Young Resource Center Library is the heart of our information network at Lanterman.
Search Online and In-Person
Resources including, books, video and audio tapes, periodicals, etc., can be searched online at library.lanterman.org or in-person at the Center.
Staff is available to assist with questions, recommendations and searching for resources. The library also provides the opportunity to conduct independent study on a variety of subjects. Resource materials can be checked out or used on-site in a reading/viewing room.
Community Drop-off and Pick-up
If you are unable to come down to the Center for your materials, we can make special arrangements to deliver and pick-up materials through our staff and community drop-off/pick-up locations.
Collection Development Policy, Loan Agreements and Resource Consideration Request Forms
View the Koch-Young Resource Center’s Collection Development Policy (this policy guides how the Library operates, including partnerships, acquisition procedures, collection maintenance, library loans, donations, etc.) Following are the forms and documents mentioned in the collection development policy:
- Download the general library loan agreement in English or Spanish (library patrons must submit this agreement with the borrower’s responsibility and liability and the release of liability statements signed in order to borrow items from the library’s general collection.
- Download the assistive technology loan agreement (in order to borrow any items from the library’s assistive technology collection, patrons must submit this agreement with the borrower’s responsibility and liability and the release of liability statements signed.)
- Download the form to request consideration of a library resource (use this form to request the library to consider adding a certain resource to our collection)
- Download the form to request reconsideration of a library resource (use this form to request the library to consider removing a certain resource from our collection)