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Welcome and explore the ASU Library

The fall semester is here and the ASU Library is excited to welcome you into our spaces! All of our locations are open for the fall 2022 semester. Be sure to check library hours. Whether this is your first semester on campus or you are getting ready to graduate, here is some useful...

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Map explorer tool recognized at world's largest GIS conference

Looking for a map but can’t make it to the library? Look no further than your PC or smartphone. The ASU Library Map and Geospatial Hub’s virtual 3D Explorer application opens the doors of the hub to users all over the world, with the ability to experience the space and browse the c...

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Join Passport to ASU at Hayden Library on August 17

Explore everything the ASU Library has for you at the 2022 Passport to ASU! Connect with your ASU community, meet new friends and learn ways that you can get involved on campus and in community life while at ASU.  ...

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Welcome to fall from Course Resource Services

Attention instructors! The ASU Library is here for you as you plan your fall semester classes. Make things easier for yourself and your students by working with our Course Resource Services team to select, organize and embed your course materials directly into Canvas. The ASU Libra...

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Map of the Month: July 2022

Our July Map of the Month is this 1848 “Mexico & Guatemala” map published just before the end of the Mexican-American War by S. Augustus Mitchell. It features a detailed depiction of the various international and state boundaries of Mexico and Central America at the time, many o...

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‘Beyond the Bookshelf’ features one veteran’s story of helping loved ones during difficult times

The world can be a scary place. When your loved ones, your colleagues or even yourself are hurting from experienced traumas in war or everyday life, what can you do to help? Shawn Banzhaf, Associate Director of Student Success and Academic Innovation at the Pat Tillman Veterans Cen...

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ASU Library archives initiative receives prestigious Archival Innovator Award

The Community-Driven Archives Initiative has been named a 2022 recipient of the Archival Innovator Award by the Society of American Archivists. The award recognizes creative approaches by archivists, repositories or organizations that have an extraordinary impact on a community thro...

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Students learn about technology, support at ASU Library's Makerspace

Every summer, around 200 high school students from metro Phoenix spend time at Arizona State University in the Upward Bound program, where they learn what it’s like to be on a college campus — and what it takes to get there.  ...

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Map of the Month: June 2022

Our June Map of the Month is a 1905 “Map of the Denver & Rio Grande System” depicting the extent of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad at the time as well as its connecting lines and variation in rail type throughout the system. The Denver and Rio Grande was one of the largest a...