Giving to the Library

Lydia M. Olson Library is an intellectual hub enriching scholarship, creativity, diversity, and community engagement at Northern Michigan University. With your help, we can improve traditional library services, create a learning commons to support student success and retention, expand opportunities to engage students in cutting-edge technology, and improve community access to regional history.

We invite you to join us as we create our next generation library. Your gift benefits our students and community in many ways, including:

  • Expanding research opportunities through our print and digital collections
  • Creating a modern, accessible space to meet students’ functional, comfort, and aesthetic needs
  • Engaging students with new technologies, such as virtual reality and 3D printing

Ways to give

Make a gift online or call the NMU Foundation at 906-227-2627 with your information.

Please make your check payable to the NMU Foundation with your gift designation written in the memo line.

NMU Foundation
607 Cohodas Hall
1401 Presque Isle Ave.
Marquette, MI 49855

Planned giving represents a wonderful way to show your support for NMU while accommodating your own estate planning and philanthropic goals. Contact the NMU Foundation at 906-227-2627 or to discuss opportunities.

Olson Library accepts donations of materials that can be added to our collection. Items must fit within our established selection criteria and be in good physical condition. Read more information and contact Emera Bridger Wilson, Collection Management Librarian, at 906-227-1205 or

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