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How to access rare materials during the Hayden renovation

Distinctive Collections and Archives books and manuscripts formerly housed in Hayden Library and formerly accessible at the Luhrs Reading Room will remain accessible during the Hayden Library renovation, to be complete in 2020.

While most materials will be available, ASU Library cannot guarantee that all items will be accessible at this time.

Archival specialists will make every effort to get researchers the materials they need from the library’s Distinctive Collections and Archives, currently stored offsite to preserve and protect these unique resources, which include manuscripts, books, photographs, media, ephemera, oral histories and artifacts from the following repositories:

·         Greater Arizona Collection

·         Benedict Visual Literacy Collection

·         Child Drama Collection

·         Chicano/a Research Collection

·         Labriola National American Indian Data Center

·         Design and the Arts Special Collections

·         Special Collections

·         University Archives

Due to the relocation of these collections, all requests to view materials must be made at least five (5) business days in advance to allow for identification and movement of items. Items can be requested via Ask an Archivist

Archives staff will respond to all requests within 24 hours during normal business hours (not including weekends). Scheduled visits are subject to availability of staff and reading rooms on the Tempe, West and Polytechnic campuses. Additionally, ASU Library staff can help field requests by calling (480) 965-4932.

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