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

Innovation Day 2018 with Michigan Tech and the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business? Are you enrolled in a design course? Learn about how trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and patents play a role into starting a business and...

10/23 9 am
Dr. L. Syd M Johnson presents “Chimpanzee Rights: The Philosophers’ Brief.”

The Friends of the Michigan Tech Library annual membership meeting will include a short business meeting and elections for the Friends of the Michigan Tech Library. Come hear Dr. Johnson discuss...

10/25 4:30 pm
Diverse Dialogues

Documenting Diversity: The Oral Historical Archives of People of Color in the Copper Country Presented by Lindsay Hiltunen and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion Black Voices in the Copper...

11/27 4 pm
Bob Mark Business Model Competition

A business model competition which assesses the quality of the pitch as well as the customer discovery process and sophistication of the minimum viable product. Cash prizes to be awarded. Register...

12/5 7 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.