Reinventing Hayden Library

Constructed in 1966, ASU's largest library, Hayden Library, is in the process of undergoing a major transformation in an effort to make it more engaging, welcoming and user-friendly for the more than 1.5 million people who visit it annually. With expected completion in 2020, Hayden Library will re-emerge as an inspiring space for the ASU community to collaborate, learn, create and innovate.

Reimagining Hayden as a university hub in which to connect, discover and explore, ASU Library's reinvention comes at a pivotal moment for academic libraries. 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 renewed Hayden Library will feature:

  • 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)

Redesigned Hayden Library will include more natural light and multiple entrances.
The Hayden Library reinvention will feature above-ground entrances and more student seating.

Redesigned Hayden Library will have welcoming entrances on the mall level.
Community space, data labs, active book collections and rotating exhibits are part of the Hayden redesign.