ASU Digital Repository
The Arizona State University Digital Repository was created to hold creative and scholarly output from current and emeritus faculty, research partners, graduate students, and ASU staff members.

Arizona Collection
Contains materials documenting state and regional history such as books and periodicals, archives and personal papers, oral histories, photographs, film, video and digital information. The Arizona collection is located on the Tempe campus in Hayden Library.

Benedict Visual Literacy Collection
Includes library and archival materials documenting research and methodology in visual education and visual communication. The Benedict Visual Literacy Collection is located on the Tempe campus in Hayden Library.

Chicano Research Collection
The Chicano/a Research Collection is an archival repository that preserves Chicano/a and Mexican American history in Arizona and the Southwest. Since 1970, we've compiled a distinguished collection of primary and secondary sources that complement the instructional and research needs of the ASU community and the general public. The Chicano Research collection is located on the Tempe campus in Hayden Library.

El Chicano/a Research Collection es un depósito de archivos que preserva la historia del Chicano/a y del Méxicoamericano en Arizona y el Suroeste. Desde 1970, hemos compilado una distinguida colección de recursos primarios y secundarios que complementan las necesidades de enseñanza y investigación de la comunidad de ASU y el público en general. El Chicano/a Research Collection se encuentra en el campus de Tempe en la Biblioteca Hayden.

Child Drama Collection
The largest American repository of manuscript materials and books documenting the history of theatre for youth throughout the world. Child drama collections are located on the Tempe campus in Hayden Library.

Curriculum Collections
An array of children’s and youth adult books including these genres: picture books, fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, non-English language books, primarily in Spanish, and story collections.  Curriculum collections are located in the Polytechnic campus Library, on the Tempe campus in Hayden Library, and on the West campus in Fletcher Library.

Design and the Arts Library Archives and Special Collections

Special collections of primary source materials related to architecture, planning, interior design, and industrial design. These archives and special collections are housed on the Tempe campus in the Design and the Arts Library, located in the Design North building.

Government Documents
Providing access to official information produced by U.S. federal government, Arizona state and local governments, and the United Nations. Current and archival materials include: legislation and regulation, statistics and datasets, scientific research and development, and history and culture. Government documents are located on the West campus in Fletcher Library.

Labriola National American Indian Data Center
International research collection of primary and secondary source material regarding tribal governance, culture, religion and worldview, law, Indigenous rights, and languages from the United States, Canada, Sonora, and Chihuahua, Mexico. The Labriola Center is located on the Tempe campus in Hayden Library.

Map Collection
Includes cartographic materials on a wide range of geographic areas and subjects with an emphasis on contemporary and historical maps related to the Phoenix metro area, Arizona, the Southwest, and Mexico. The collection includes current and historical aerial photography primarily of Maricopa County and other Arizona metropolitan regions. The Map Collection is part of the Map and Geospatial Hub, located on the Tempe campus in the Noble Science and Engineering library.

Special Collections
Houses the ASU Library's general collection of rare books and manuscripts and numerous primary source special-interest collections centered around particular persons or topics of interest to scholars. Special collections are located on the Tempe campus in Hayden Library.

University Archives
The historical records of ASU including university publications, archival records, manuscripts, photographs, and negatives, video and audio recordings, oral histories, news clipping files, and papers of the faculty. The University Archives are located on the Tempe campus in Hayden Library.


Material Gifts

As the ASU Library prepares to renovate Hayden Library, we must suspend our gift program. Any exceptions will be made by University Librarian Jim O’Donnell for distinctive or unique materials of high value, upon consultation. If you have such items to donate, please contact Dr. O’Donnell directly at

If you have materials of a general nature you wish to donate, you may consider contacting the Volunteer Non-Profit Services Association or your local public library.

Updated 3/15/2017