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Finals week: You've got this

Finals week is almost here and we know you might need every bit of help the ASU Library can offer, which is why we want to remind you of some of the extraordinary resources you have access to through the ASU Library.   Library locations for studying and exam taking All l...

ASU student plays a record in the Music Library

5 resources to ‘check out’ for National Library Week

National Library Week is celebrated each year to bring awareness to the critical role libraries play in society contributing to Americans’ happiness and well-being. As an academic library, the ASU Library connects students, faculty and staff to millions of information resou...

Sacramento Knoxx

Indigenous Culture Week emphasizes unification

Sacramento Knoxx There’s something new this year for Indigenous Culture Week. It’s the word “Indigenous.” Previously known as Native American Culture Week, and before that, American Indian Culture Week, the new name can be accredi...

ASU library specialist Christina Sullivan next to the card catalog

Seeding knowledge for biodiversity

Is there anything more experimental than a seed? Planting something in the ground and seeing what grows there? The practice of experimentation with a focus on native plants is helping to grow the daily give-and-take activities of the seed library at Arizona State Universi...

Rachel Leket-Mor

Small rebellions: ASU Zine Collection shines light on creative activism

Freedom is a word that comes to mind when describing the unmediated self-publishing space of zines, short for “fanzines” or “magazines,” a creative space that Rachel Leket-Mor, an associate librarian at Arizona State University, discovered for herself about a decade ago. “...

Student wearing a face covering in the library

Maintaining our 'Community of Care'

While it’s normal to feel some uncertainty about the best way to keep our ASU community healthy during the COVID-19 crisis, the ASU Library would like to remind all community members of the university health guidelines that remain in place: Face coverings are still require...

Margaret Bonds poses for a portrait in 1956

Introducing the Black Women Composers Project

A collection guide of scores, literature and sound recordings in the ASU Library Last fall, the Music Library at Arizona State University began working on a new research tool for students and faculty interested in exploring an area of study largely undiscovered – important...

Anali Perry holds up a 2021 March Mammal Madness bracket

Library guide now the home of March Mammal Madness  

More popular than ever, March Mammal Madness is back again for its 9th year – and this time, an ASU Library guide is the official home of the tournament.  Equipped with brackets, tournament rounds and live commentary via Twitter, the annual NCAA-inspired tournament created...

Alexis Juarez stands at the ASU Library student orientation booth

Supporting the force and face of ASU – our students

   “For me, working at the ASU Library means creating a welcoming environment for the local community to gather and learn together, about each other, and the topics that are relevant and important to their peers.” – Alexis Juarez, Fall 2020 recipient of the Tomalee Doan L...