The Open Stack Collections at ASU Library include millions of print and openly-accessible digital materials for all to explore and use. The Library’s open stacks create new and ongoing opportunities for library users to discover and engage with previously unknown works.
Print books are still a cornerstone component in the Library’s landscape of learning. The design of ASU Library’s print collections is guided in part by The Future of Print initiative, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which aims to inspire new thinking around the development of inclusive, high-quality, and user-focused print collections for research and learning.
This team focuses on the development of our collections of rare books and manuscripts, and specialized materials related to design and the arts, music, theater, child drama, international studies, and other interdisciplinary subjects. This unit is also responsible for coordination and operation of the reading rooms at Hayden and Design libraries.
This unit includes:
Harold Housley, Curator of Architecture, Arts and Design Special Collections
International in scope, the Labriola National American Indian Data Centerbrings together the current and historical work of Indigenous authors across a multitude of disciplines. With an emphasis on language, government, education, tribal history, biography, religion and customs, the Labriola Center features thousands of books, journals, Native Nation newspapers and primary source materials, such as photographs, oral histories and manuscript collections.
The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-three Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.