The Library Channel

Aug 31, 2015 · Exhibits

ExhibitThunderbird: Bringing the world to Arizona for more than 70 years

Location:  Fletcher Library at the West campus, First Floor

Available: August 31st – December, 2015 during normal library hours

Description:  The materials in this exhibit illustrate some of the 70+ year history of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, located in Glendale, Arizona, on the southeast corner of 59th Avenue and Greenway, less than 5 miles from the ASU West campus. 

Before it was a school it was an airbase used by the US Army Air Corps to train pilots during World War II, known as Thunderbird Field No. 1. More than 10,000 pilots trained on bi-planes at the airbase between 1941 and 1945. Cadets came from the United States, Great Britain and China. At the close of the war, in 1946, a group of former military men established the American Institute for Foreign Trade, on the Thunderbird Field site. It was the first graduate management school focused exclusively on training individuals for overseas business.

Now, Thunderbird School of Global Management, a unit of the ASU knowledge network, is regarded as the world's leading institution in the education of global managers. More than 45,000 students have come to Glendale and graduated from Thunderbird. Alumni, known as “Thunderbirds” or “T-birds,” live and work in more than 140 countries.

The school's unique curriculum is based on the idea that to do business on a global scale, executives must know not only the intricacies of business, but also understand the customs and cultures of other countries and be able to communicate in different languages. Over the years, Thunderbird has undergone countless changes (including six different names) but has never wavered from its founding principal nor ignored its rich legacy. 

We hope you enjoy the materials we have selected to display!

Photo information:  An airplane in front of the control tower at Thunderbird Field No. 1 circa 1942. The control tower still stands today and houses the infamous Thunderbird Pub.  Photo by John Swope courtesy of the Thunderbird School of Management Archives, Arizona State University Libraries

All materials courtesy of the Thunderbird School of Global Management Archives,

Arizona State University Libraries



Aug 19, 2015 · Events

Event:  Noble Library Grand Reopening
Date:  Wednesday, August 26
Time:  2-4pm
Location:  Noble Science and Engineering Library Lobby

Description:  Join us to celebrate that the Noble Science and Engineering Library’s doors are open again, after a long five months of restoration!  It’s still the same great space with lots of natural light, but is now even better. The library has new paint, carpet, LED lighting, plumbing and electrical and more! 

Listen to live music, enjoy refreshments, get a picture with Sparky, and enter a raffle to win fantastic prizes, including the opportunity to win a priority study space for a day.

Welcome back to campus and to your study home away from home! 

Aug 17, 2015 · Events

Event:  Game Night

Location:  Polytechnic campus Library
Time:  6-9pm

Description:  You're invited to attend Game Night at the Polytechnic campus Library! Stop by for fun games, cool prizes and free pizza. Enjoy multi-player board games, trivia, online games or bring your own favorite game to enjoy with friends. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Aug 17, 2015 · Events

Event:  Game Night
Location:  Fletcher Library, West campus
Time:  5pm-10pm

Description: Join us at Fletcher Library for a night of non-stop tabletop gaming Wednesday August 19th from 5-10PM. Visitors can check out a game from the library’s collection, or bring their own to play with others. From Jenga to Settlers of Catan, there's a game for everybody!  

This will start us off on our weekly Wednesday Game Night sessions, which will be held from 6:30-10:30pm for the remainder of the semester.


Questions?  Contact Ashley Gohr


Aug 14, 2015 · services

Archives and Special Collections announces our new Publication & Creative Services! These new services enable us to more effectively facilitate your creativity and  value your entrepreneurship. Specifically:

  • We have discontinued the practice of charging commercial use fees for profitable applications of our materials. We still offer duplication services, although we anticipate your demand for those services will decrease as we put more high quality materials online in the ASU Digital Repository.
  • At Publication & Creative Services you may choose to complete a form in order to receive useful and timely information about copyright for individual works and the appropriate citation for use in your creative applications of our materials!
  • Scholars and creatives are advised to comply with copyright law and/or applicable university academic integrity policies when using our materials. Our Publication & Creative Services help you get useful information in a timely manner.

Please visit us at Publication and Creative Services when you are working on your next formal publication, timeline website project or display of our rare and unique archival materials!

For assistance: 965-4932

Written by:  Rob SpindlerUniversity Archivist and Head, Archives and Special Collections



Aug 12, 2015 · Students

Whether you’re on campus or online @ASULibraries want to see how you #KeepItCoolASU!  Post photos showing us how you start your semester  on Instagram, Twitter, or on our Facebook page using our #KeepItCoolASU on August 20th-24th.  You'll then be entered to win one of our prize packages full of ASU gear!

The Fine Print:  Only current ASU students eligible for prizes.

Aug 11, 2015 · Exhibits

Exhibit:  So this is College

Location: Music Library, Tempe campus

Available:   August – September, during normal library hours

Description:  Higher education has long been a source of inspiration for American novelists, artists, film makers, and composers & lyricists.  To welcome our new and returning students, this new Music Library exhibit offers a glimpse into college life as portrayed in American popular song and cover art from 1900 to 1924.  Featuring treasures found in the ASU Sheet Music Collection, the exhibit will remain in place until the end of September 2015.


Aug 06, 2015 · resources

Did you know?  The ASU Libraries provides all ASU students, faculty and staff a pass to - which gives full access to the extensive news, multimedia and archives of The New York Times without needing your own subscription.*

What you need to do:  All you have to do is activate your pass:

  • Follow this link to the Group Pass Activation Page.  
  • Log in with your ASURITe ID and password if prompted  
  • Click on REGISTER and create an account using your ASU email address
  • You’re done! After your Pass has been activated, you can enjoy access to from any network or location

Does this include access to NYTimes apps?   Included in the “Group Pass” is access to the NYTimes smartphone apps (iPhone, Android, Windows).  Unfortunately the tablet apps are not included; instead tablet users may access the web site using a browser.

Pro Tip: Remain logged into your account to have seamless access to and the mobile apps for the duration of your Pass. 

Expiration Dates:  Access via group pass expires after a year, but it can be renewed.   Visit to view your Pass eligibility and expiration timestamp at any time.  

Questions?  Please contact us via Ask a Librarian - we're happy to help!


Aug 03, 2015 · Featured resources, services

What is it:  Borrow It Now is a fast way to make an interlibrary loan request for items that aren't available at the ASU Libraries

When should you use it:  Use Borrow It Now when the book you need is checked out (instead of recalling - it's faster!) or if the book isn't available at all in the ASU Libraries catalog.  You can search for the title and immediately place the request.  

How fast is it?  Most Borrow It Now books arrive within a week.  We'll email you when the book arrives, but you can also check the status of your request in your ILLIAD account

How long is the loan period?  The average loan period for Borrow It Now books is 10 weeks.  Unfortunately, they can't be renewed.  But you can request another copy from another library, if one is available.

What kind of books can I request?  Almost any kind of book may be available via Borrow It Now (even novels for fun reading), but unfortunately it doesn’t work very well for textbooks for a class.  Your book will likely be due before the class is over, and you’ll need it to study for finals!  We recommend purchasing or renting your textbooks, or ask your instructor to put your textbook on course reserve in the library.

Interested?  Get started searching Borrow It Now ... now!  

More information:  check out the Borrow It Now Library Guide or call us at 480-965-3605.  We're happy to help!


Jul 28, 2015 · services

We are happy to announce an update to one of our most beloved libraries:  Starting August 1, 2015, there will be a "new" library showing up on our web sites, online systems and other materials:  Design Library.  The Design Library is the new name for the library formerly known as ArchitectureAED, and/or the Architecture and Environmental Design Library.  The Design Library is housed in the Design North building, and its collection supports and reflects the programs of The Design School.  

With this name change, “Design Library” will appear on the ASU Libraries web site and other online resources instead of Architecture or AED Library.  The locations of items in the library catalog will also show as Design Stacks and Design Journals.  

If you have any questions about the Design Library, please don't hesitate to contact us.  We're happy to help you!

​Remember, this is the same great place, just with a new name.