About the project

"A library should be a place that is as inspiring as it is welcoming, both an incubator of creativity and a monument to human complexity.”  

–  University Librarian Jim O'Donnell

The Hayden Library reinvention comes at a pivotal time for academic libraries across the country. As a new age for books and digital content continues to emerge, academic libraries are shifting their operations and reshaping their services to meet the needs of patrons and expand traditional ideas around what a library does and is. 

The renovation of Hayden Library, to be complete in January 2020, will feature multiple points of above-ground access, with greater indoor-outdoor connection; dedicated space for innovation and collaboration; enhanced navigation for research discovery; greater access to the university's distinctive collections; and an active and engaging academic print collection that draws from the library's more than 5 million volumes. 

Here’s what’s coming to Hayden Library in 2020: 

  • State-of-the-art learning labs to fuel discovery and encourage collaboration through immersive technology and integrated support from many academic units.
  • Makerspaces, data labs and collaborative learning facilities to accelerate innovation and unleash creative minds.
  • National and localized distinctive collections to showcase the university's most unique and valuable assets, with a focus on the state's rich political, cultural and artistic history.
  • Active community print collections, in addition to a carefully curated core print collection, to stimulate curiosity and drive innovation.
  • Inspiring exhibits that showcase the university's history and dedication as an intellectual enterprise.
  • Added seating and outlets, above-ground entrances and flexible spaces to support and facilitate student success.

Hayden Library Reinvention Project (ASU Business and Finance)

Hayden Library and lawn as it appears now.
Hayden Library will house active, highly curated print collections that seek to engage and inspire the ASU community

Our guiding principles

  • More student space
  • Campus connectivity
  • Visible support
  • Sustainability
  • Active ground floor
  • Diverse versatile, space
  • Updated infrastructure