There are many ways to reinvent a library. This academic year, the Arizona State University Library will introduce you to a few of them.
Just in time for the start of the fall semester, and amidst a major renovation, Hayden Library has opened the Concourse level, the first newly designed space of the Hayden2020 reinvention project.
The Concourse connects the lower levels of ASU’s largest library to its four-story, above-ground tower, set to open its doors this January.
Eight new classrooms have been added to Hayden Library’s Concourse, along with a new library entrance on the north side of the library near the School of Life Sciences.
In addition to the new classrooms, Hayden Library now features more meeting and study space with enhanced casual seating options to make students feel more comfortable and supported during their study sessions and group work.
Students looking to take a break and relax now have the option to browse a variety of themed book collections scattered throughout the new space or get a bite to eat at the P.O.D market.
The Hayden Library Concourse also houses an interfaith reflection room, for prayer and meditation, a wellness room and gender-inclusive restrooms.