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

A Celebration: 25 Years of Industrial Heritage and Archaeology

Keweenaw National Historical Park and Michigan Technological University Please RSVP if you think you’ll attend an event! https://goo.gl/forms/mDBgqClM3752ypRG2 Schedule of Public Events...

9/22 12:30 pm
Making the Most of Mentorship

Learn how to build the best possible relationship with your mentor and make the most of your research experience. Workshop will be led by Steven Elmer.

10/26 6 pm
Documenting Your Research

Research is a complex endeavor - learn best practices in keeping track of your progress, data and findings. Workshop will be led by Will Cantrell.

11/6 6 pm
Literature: Finding it and Reading it

Lauren Movlai will lead an interactive discussion on identifying excellent resources. This will be followed by a graduate student panel sharing their experiences and recommendations for how to...

11/29 6 pm

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Cynthia 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.