Hayden Library welcomed the first set of books into the renovated building on Friday, November 22, 2019, Here's a quick peek into their path from the Dircks moving truck to the shelves.
The library's Open Stack Collections staff have carefully planned this move, identifyinig exactly what shelf will hold which books. This process has taken many months, and it's exciting to see the books in their new home. You'll be able to check them out yourself starting January 13, 2020.
Student success is not only our No. 1 priority, it is a major guiding principle of the Hayden Library renovation. As the student population at ASU continues to grow, so do the types of work that students need to accomplish.
With this design inspiration in mind, the ASU Library set out to increase, enhance and diversify study spaces in Hayden Library. Moving away from the study zone system of the past, the ASU Library has implemented a variety of work and study options throughout Hayden Library:
Level 2 includes a lot of open spaces, tables and specific study rooms designed to provide students with options based on their chosen activity or task (including rehearsing a presentation). This floor will feel casual, busy and perhaps even a bit louder than other floors.
Level 3 is the collaboration and creativity zone, anchored by the Makerspace. This floor has many open tables, along with four enclosed group study rooms and three smaller quiet study rooms suitable for one or two people. This floor will feel busy and active as well.
Level 4 aims to provide the traditional library study experience. Warm, quiet and filled with varying seating options, everything from study cubicles to seats nestled among the book stacks, this floor is for those who are drawn to a quiet and peaceful space in which to study, write and focus on the task at hand.
In addition to these new spaces, the updated concourse level that opened in August 2019 has eight university classrooms that are available for student study use when classes aren't in session.
With all these options available, we hope that students will be able to find just the spot they need, when they need it.
The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-two Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.