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Luhrs Reading Room to temporarily close Dec. 9

As of December 9, the Luhrs Reading Room will be closed through January 7, in preparation for the Hayden Library renovation

Reference services for University Archives and Distinctive Collections will also be suspended during this time.

Access to materials belonging to the Child Drama Collection, Greater Arizona Collection, Chicano/a Research Collection and Special Collections will resume January 8.

Questions about reference services may be directed to or (480) 965-4932.

ASU Library has entered a lively phase of its reinvention, with many books, collections and materials in transit as Hayden Library prepares to undergo a major renovation, slated for 2018-2020.

While all libraries will be impacted, students, faculty and staff can expect to see the most disruptions at Hayden Library and Noble Library on the Tempe campus.

Plans to redesign Hayden Library 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.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.