Welcome Students and Faculty

What’s Happening in the Library?

Welcome to the Class of 2017, our many new graduate students, and to our new faculty.  Whether you’re visiting the Library in person, accessing our information online, or working with librarians in the classroom – virtually or here in the Library – our commitment is to help you succeed at Michigan Tech.

In addition to connecting students and faculty with academic and scholarly resources (digital and print), our Library strives to provide the tools and technologies which inspire discovery and intellectual growth. Responsiveness to students’ diverse learning styles and preferences has long been a library value, and in keeping with this goal, during Fall 2013 the Library and Information Technology (ITSS) departments will increase opportunities for group and team collaboration through the introduction of new, flexible and ergonomic furniture throughout the building and 250 workstations.  To learn more about what’s coming, visit the project’s site:  www.it.mtu.edu/ilc. We are particularly grateful for the leadership and support of President Mroz and Provost Seel.

We ask for your patience while the Library implements these improvements.  Renovation is currently underway on the second floor to transform space occupied by Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning, and other updates are also scheduled; e.g., while popular, trade and browsing magazines and journals will remain available near the Café along with our current newspaper subscriptions, those research journals that are published in paper will be shifted to the Garden Level.  Amidst all of the change, please do not hesitate to ask for direction or assistance from the library team at the Library and IT Service Center; we’re available in person, through library@mtu.edu, or through “Ask Us” http://www.mtu.edu/library/information/ask (for reference assistance and consultation).

Beginning on or near September 12th, the Library will test one year of 24/7 hours of operation, except during holidays and academic breaks when the Opie Reading Room will remain open 24/7.  The HuskyCard will grant 24/7 access to  Michigan Tech students, faculty and staff, and basic services will be provided overnight, including additional safety personnel on staff to ensure an academic atmosphere and the comfort of all users.

Please visit our Web site www.mtu.edu/library often to stay current with the new developments in and from the library.