January 2018

The Hayden Library renovation, a major redesign of Arizona State University’s largest library, is now underway.

While service disruptions will be kept to a minimum during the two-year renovation period, some significant changes to service are now in effect:

  • The upper floors of Hayden Library (floors 1-4) are now closed to the public due to safety and security reasons.
  • Materials at Hayden Library can no longer be retrieved in person. Please see front desk staff for assistance in accessing materials. (Materials with call numbers DAW-DR, located in the basement of Hayden Library, will remain retrievable.)
  • Increased student seating has been added to Noble Library and to the underground lower level of Hayden Library for students seeking alternative study spaces.
  • Beginning this semester, Noble Library will be open 24 hours a day, five days a week, to support students and faculty during the Hayden Library renovation.

Additional study areas can be found at other Tempe campus libraries, including Noble Library, the Music Library, and the Design and the Arts Library.

For help locating or requesting materials:

  • Ask A Librarian can help get you the materials you need. 
  • Library staff at the reference desk can give you information about your requested items. 
  • ASU librarians are happy to work with you to find the resources you need. 

Plans to redesign Hayden Library include adding multiple points of access, with greater indoor-outdoor connection; dedicating space for community gatherings; breaking the library up thematically to better facilitate navigation and research discovery; featuring and enhancing special collections; and building a smaller, highly curated academic print collection that draws from the library's 4.5 million volumes.