J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library

The library provides collections of books, journals, maps, and documents that support learning and research. Recently, the building was upgraded with 250 new computer workstations; new scanners and printers, including a 3D printer; improved wireless access; and functional, ergonomic furnishings and workspaces, including laptop bars and booths. It also offers 24-hour access to a study room for students, faculty, and staff. The library also houses the archives and a complete collection of printed material documenting the people and institutions of the local area.

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1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931

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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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Writer and Editor Cyndi Perkins

Cynthia Perkins left a positive review 2/1/2017

I appreciated this opportunity to connect, and understand the questions that are formulating. It helps us all to keep these lines of communication open.

Scott Xiong

Scott Xiong left a positive review 8/25/2015

It was great although I felt that there wasn't much information displayed around the library about Studying Aboard.