John mccain standing at a podium

A place to honor courage, integrity and service

Arizona State University is privileged to be the home of a new John S. McCain III Library that will honor the life and legacy of the late John McCain, who represented Arizona first as a Congressman and then as a longtime United States Senator and a Republican presidential nominee.

The library will illuminate his commitment to public service, a legacy that continues to challenge us to cherish integrity and serve with courage and conviction.

John McCain is an important symbol of American democracy and he holds a special place of respect and appreciation in Arizona. ASU intends to work with others in the community to take this unique property and create something that honors his extraordinary life and legacy and that serves the principles he devoted his life and career to and carries it forward for future generations to learn from.”

ASU President Michael Crow

A revitalized site

The project will rejuvenate an often-overlooked 22.5-acre part of ASU near Mill Avenue and Curry Road, across Tempe Town Lake and north of the university’s main Tempe campus.

ASU has owned the site since 1980. Now home to the university’s community

services building, the location by Papago Park offers elevated views of the nearby Rio Salado riverbed, Tempe Town Lake, the city of Tempe and ASU’s Tempe campus.

The McCain Library is expected to attract an estimated 400,000 visitors each year.


Charting the future

ASU in the coming months will work with the McCain family, Gov. Katie Hobbs, and Arizona community leaders to launch design and construction.

The ASU Foundation will launch a fundraising campaign to support the development and enhancement of the site.

The schedule and timeline for planning and development of the John S. McCain III Library at Arizona State University is being established.

To learn more, please contact Michelle Shipley, executive director of advancement, at