Library news

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New doors open to Hayden Library

On Arizona State University’s most populous campus, a welcome gift has arrived for Sun Devils on the first day of the spring semester — a sleek, new, state-of-the-art library. Capping off a $90 million renovation, ASU’s Hayden Library, originally built in 1966, has been re...

portrait of Jane Austen

A new way of picturing Jane Austen

A stretch of the imagination is needed when picturing Jane Austen. That’s because there are few known reliable portraits of the famed novelist, whose likeness and celebrity are the subject of a recent discovery made by Devoney Looser, ASU Foundation Professor of English, a...

Photo of a saguaro cactus on McDowell Mountain from the McCulloch Bros. Photograph collection

Fellowships to advance research on American Indian history and the West

Two new fellowship opportunities invite scholars and doctoral students living outside the Phoenix area to Arizona State University in support of their research exploring the diverse history of the West, its intersections of race and violence, and American Indian history. T...

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The books are back at Hayden Library

As the renovation of Hayden Library comes to a close this month, an exciting milestone is afoot: the return of the books. Each day, thousands of books make their way back to Hayden Library, in anticipation of the library's re-opening for the first day of the Spring 2020 se...

University Librarian Jim O'Donnell presents ASU student employee Jessica Sills with the inaugural LibAid for Student Success award in Hayden Library.

Student employee wins inaugural library award

ASU student worker Jessica Sills has been awarded the inaugural ASU Library LibAid for Student Success award, presented by University Librarian Jim O'Donnell. The award, created in 2019 through the generosity of an anonymous donor, aims to provide further support to a well...

students protesting for Black Lives Matter on the Tempe campus

Symposium on student activism coming to ASU

February 27-28, 2020 Hayden Library Arizona State University will host the fourth national forum of Project STAND (Student Activism Now Documented) for a two-day symposium on the importance of student activism and the need to document historically marginalized voices. Wit...