About Us - Hayden Library

Built in 1966, the Charles Trumbull Hayden Library sits at the center of ASU’s Tempe campus, and is the largest and most visited library facility at Arizona State University, receiving more than 1.5 million visitors each year.

The iconic library, named for Tempe's founder, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, a yearlong event that highlighted the historic building's past and looked ahead to its future, which includes a major renovation, with construction expected to begin in late 2017, in an effort to make Hayden Library more accessible and engaging and its resources more visible and user-friendly. 

A reimagining of space, resources and services will guide the Hayden renovation. Plans to redesign Hayden 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. 

To learn more about the future of Hayden Library, read the ASU Now story: 50 years in, Hayden Library plans a remake and visit lib.asu.edu/hayden50