Celebrating Hayden's 50th anniversary

This month, Hayden Library is celebrating its 50th anniversary. 

Five days of student celebrations are scheduled to take place Jan. 18-24, and will culminate in the Hayden Library 50th anniversary celebration on Jan. 25. 


Five days of #Hayden50 celebrations are for ASU students.

Scheduled each day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the #Hayden50 student celebrations will take place in the concourse lobby of Hayden Library, and will include free food, games, prizes and giveaways. 


Events to include

Wednesday 1/18: Hayden Trivia

Thursday 1/19: #TBT (share Hayden memories on Throwback Thursday using #Hayden50)

Friday 1/20: Friday Fun

Monday 1/23: Maker Monday

Tuesday 1/24: Pizza and Games (outside on Hayden Lawn)

Anniversary Party

Celebrate, discover and learn about what is unique to Hayden Library at Hayden's 50th anniversary celebration, set to take place from 4-7 p.m., Jan. 25, at Hayden Library.

There will be food, giveaways and a special tour of the office that belonged to U.S. Senator Carl Hayden. The event will highlight future plans for the library as well as details about its upcoming renovation. 

Sun Devil Rewards

By using Sun Devil Rewards, the official loyalty program app of Arizona State University, members of the ASU community can take full advantage of the Hayden50 celebration, which will feature special prizes and giveaways.

Hayden trivia, secret words and a library poll will be available on Sun Devil Rewards.

Celebrating our past, building our future

Hayden50 is both a tribute to the iconic history of Hayden Library and a look ahead to its future. 

As a new age for books and digital content continues to emerge, academic libraries across the country are shifting their operations and reshaping their services to not only meet the needs of a highly connected world but to expand the traditional ideas around what a library does and is. 

The renovation of Hayden Library, slated to begin in August 2017, will bring new spaces, services and functions to the library, elevating student engagement and meeting the knowledge needs of ASU students, faculty and researchers well into this century.

Learn more about the future of Hayden.