The renovation of Hayden Library will result in a more welcoming, inspiring and engaging place to be. The new Hayden will be a showcase, showplace and showroom for the New American University.
Guiding principles of the renovation include:
- maximizing and enhancing space for students to study, connect, collaborate, learn and make;
- elevating visibility of library collections (especially archives and special collections), resources and experts;
- improving overall accessibility, navigation and discovery through user-friendly design, multiple entrances on the main level mall and thematically organized neighborhoods within the library; and
- strengthening community engagement and partnerships through curated exhibits, makerspaces and high-tech geospatial data centers. (The current main entrance on the lower level will remain open, but public doors will also be opened on the main tower.)