J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library

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A café, three-season garden/patio, and a service center that lends laptops, scientific calculators, cameras and other convenience equipment contributes to making the library the busiest building on campus with over 650,000 visits per year. We are open an extended number of hours per week and offer overnight access. Our University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections focus on the history, culture, and peoples of our region with a special emphasis on mining history and commerce and the University’s history. The library supports the second oldest Federal Government Depository in Michigan. Workshops and events are held to heighten awareness among students and faculty of specialized databases and search strategies available only to communities with such centers. We also house the Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning and IT Services. Friends of the Library volunteers hold two annual book sales and run a sale shelf in the library. Proceeds from sales benefit the library.

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Upcoming Events

EndNote & Cite While You Write Workshop

Join the library for an EndNote & Cite While You Write workshop on Friday, January 24 at 11:00am in Library 242. Register here: https://mtu.libcal.com/event/6378503 Use EndNote software to manage...

1/24 11 am
Winter Carnival Book Sale and Free Hot Chocolate

The Friends of the Michigan Tech Library will have a used book sale and free hot chocolate and cookies in the lobby of the Van Pelt and Opie Library. We will also have copper mining scene...

2/8 11 am
Introduction to Data Management Planning

Many research proposals require a data management plan (DMP). This session will cover the basics of data management planning including agency requirements, the elements of a good DMP and best...

2/12 12:05 pm

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