Visiting the library? Here's what you need to know

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Welcome! All of our libraries are open for the Fall 2021 semester. A Sun Card is no longer required to gain access to our buildings. 

In order to support the health and success of the entire ASU community, please note the following updates which are subject to change. Get in touch with us for further information about how the library might best support you. 

Face cover is strongly recommended

As of July 30, Arizona State University now strongly recommends that everyone on campus wear a face cover when inside a university building regardless of vaccination status.

Study rooms are open to full capacity

There is no longer a COVID-adjusted maximum capacity limit for library study rooms. A number of study rooms are reservable online.

Food/drink is OK

Food and drink are now permitted in all library buildings, except where otherwise indicated (such as reading rooms, audio-visual studios, etc.).

Library hours

All libraries will return to normal hours of operation for the Fall 2021 semester with Hayden Library open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. Check library hours before you visit.

Reservation required for Makerspace

The Makerspace on the third floor of Hayden Library still requires an advanced reservation due to space capacity limits.

Reservation required for reading rooms and archival materials

The Wurzburger Reading Room in Hayden Library and the Design & the Arts Special Collections Reading Room will continue to operate by appointment

Visiting the Labriola National American Indian Data Center on the West and Tempe campuses are by appointment only. 

Walk-ins welcome

Hayden Library's Data Science and Analytics Unit, Map and Geospatial Hub, and Labriola National American Indian Data Center second-floor space do not currently require a reservation before visiting. (However, it is recommended to reach out to Data Science in advance:

Hours of operation for the Data Science Lab and the Map and Geospatial Hub are 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and hours of operation for the Labriola Center, on both the West and Tempe campuses, are 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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