New Labriola Center space coming to Hayden Library

Published Aug. 02, 2023
Updated Sep. 21, 2023

During the fall 2023 semester, the Labriola National American Indian Data Center is embarking on a new construction project at Hayden Library. The center will be expanding on the second floor to offer comprehensive library services and events to better support Indigenous ASU students, faculty, staff and the ASU community. 

“The expansion of Labriola’s space at Hayden Library will allow us to push the definition of what a library can be for Indigenous peoples,” said Alex Soto, director of the Labriola Center. “This space will allow us to further share the importance of Indigenous librarianship at ASU,  which we believe is critical for Indigenous student success and scholarly output.”  

Library space with books on shelves and a long table
The Labriola Center is expanding on the second floor of Hayden Library.

Construction began late summer on the new expanded space. Students and visitors to Hayden Library may experience minor disruptions as construction continues throughout the fall semester. The new space will offer study areas, offices for research consultation, art by local Indigenous artists as well as enhanced audio and visual equipment in event areas. As the only Indigenous-led library center within a doctoral research university in the United States, the center celebrates and critically engages with American Indian and Indigenous scholarly works and creative writing.

“As we continue to celebrate Labriola’s 30th anniversary, we’re back for another fall semester of exciting events,” said Soto. “And we can’t wait to celebrate the grand opening later this fall with everyone. Whether you need a quiet space to study, or a large space for group meetings, or a space to listen to vinyl records or a space to read Indigenous comics, the new Labriola Center will be a centralized Indigenous Knowledge zone for ASU students and community members.”

Updates regarding the grand opening are ongoing. Visit for the latest news and events, or follow the Labriola Center on social media.

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This blog post will be updated with news regarding the Labriola Center space.