Today's hours:

7:30 am — 11:00 pm

Doors are locked 15 minutes before closing.

Borrowing & Renewals

  • A curbside pickup appointment may be scheduled if you have placed a hold on an item AND received a confirmation message that the item is available on the hold shelf. 

    Visit the curbside pickup appointment page to select a time. Once you have a time scheduled, you will receive a confirmation email and text to remind you of the appointment. 

    Arriving for a pickup appointment: Park in Lot 28, near the doors closest to the library at your appointment time. Call (906) 227-2250 to let us know you are here. We will bring your items to you. Please wear a mask while retrieving your items.

  • Renewing NMU material

    Login to your library account. You may click Select All or click the appropriate checkboxes. Click Renew.

    Overdue item renewals may be requested:

    Renewals should be requested on or after the item's due date. Items on hold or recalled cannot be renewed. Equipment, bikes, lockers, conference rooms, and reserve items cannot be renewed.

    Renewing MeLCat items

    Renewing Interlibrary Loan items

  • Holds and Recalls

    Holds can be placed on any item with the exception of bikes, lockers, equipment and reserve items. In the library catalog, search for the desired item. Click "Request" in the "Get It" section. Remember to log into your account to access this option.

    If the item is currently checked out to another patron, a hold will reserve it for you once the item is returned. If the item is available, Circulation staff will place it on the hold shelf for your convenience. You will receive an email notification when the item is available on the hold shelf. It will remain on the hold shelf for 10 days. 

    A recall will reset the due date for the item to five days from the date the recall was placed. Items are eligible for recall two weeks after the original check-out date or a renewal date. Fines for late recall items are double the typical rate. Recalls can only be placed by library staff.

  • Depending on the type of item, after a set number of days, we consider the item lost and charge you the replacement cost of the item and a non-refundable $15 processing fee. The date you are charged is known as the billing date. There is a grace period before all charges become non-refundable. If the item is returned within the grace period, the replacement cost will be refunded and late fees will be assessed; however, the processing fee will not be refunded.

     

      Item considered "Lost" and account charged Replacement cost becomes nonrefundable
    Books, Government Document, Media, Journal/Magazine, ASNMU Bike Share, Equipment & Reserve Items 30 days overdue 10 days after billing date

     

    If the item is returned after the replacement cost refund deadline, the item is considered a gift to the library. You may request a letter acknowledging your gift at the time you return the item. Fines and processing fees are non-refundable.

    If you wish to appeal charges, you must do so by submitting a Billing and Fine Appeal form within 15 days of the billing date. You will receive a response within 2 weeks.

    The Lydia M. Olson Library reserves the right to suspend a patron’s borrowing privileges. Registration, diplomas, and transcripts will be held until all materials are returned and/or all fines are paid.

  • Overdue Fines

    Books & Media No late fines
    Equipment, Lockers, Conference Rooms, Reserve Items

    $0.60 per hour or $10 per day, Maximum $100 per item
    $25 for replacement locker or conference room key

    ASNMU Bike Share $3 per day
    Recalled Items Fines are doubled for recalled items

    Faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and retirees are exempt from overdue fines. 

  • General Items

      Students & Staff Faculty, Graduate Assistants, NMU Retirees Community Borrower Cardholders
    Books and Government Documents 1 semester 1 semester 5 weeks
    Media 14 days 14 days 7 days
    Journals/Magazines Not eligible for checkout 1 week Not eligible for checkout
    Reserve Material Varies Varies Not eligible for checkout
    ASNMU Bike Share 3 days 3 days Not eligible for checkout
    Board games 3 days 3 days Not eligible for checkout
    Locker 1 semester 1 semester Not eligible for checkout
    Conference Room 2 hours 2 hours Not eligible for checkout

    Equipment Items

    Laptop Chargers 24 hours 24 hours Not eligible for checkout
    Phone Chargers 24 hours 24 hours Not eligible for checkout
    Camera & Tripods 7 days 7 days Not eligible for checkout
    Graphing Calculators 24 hours 24 hours Not eligible for checkout
    Flash Drives 7 days 7 days Not eligible for checkout

     

  • General Items

      Students & Staff Faculty, Graduate Assistants, NMU Retirees Community Borrower Cardholders
    Books and Government Documents 1 semester 1 semester 5 weeks
    Media 14 days 14 days 14 days
    Journals/Magazines Not eligible for checkout 1 week Not eligible for checkout
    Reserve Material Varies Varies Not eligible for checkout
    ASNMU Bike Share 3 days 3 days Not eligible for checkout
    Board Games 3 days 3 days Not eligible for checkout
    Locker 1 semester 1 semester Not eligible for checkout
    Conference Room 2 hours 2 hours Not eligible for checkout

    Equipment Items

    Laptop Chargers 24 hours 24 hours Not eligible for checkout
    Phone Chargers 24 hours 24 hours Not eligible for checkout
    Camera & Tripods 7 days 7 days Not eligible for checkout
    Graphing Calculators 24 hours 24 hours Not eligible for checkout
    Flash Drives 7 days 7 days Not eligible for checkout

     

  • Students, faculty, and staff need a current NMU ID card to borrow materials. Materials may be checked out at the Public Services Desk of the library.

  • Lockers may be checked out at no charge for a full semester by NMU faculty, staff, and students. 

    See the Locker Rental Policy for details.

  • If we don’t have the item you need, you can request physical and electronic resources from other libraries using our MeLCat and Interlibrary Loan services.

Ask Us
Feedback