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Latest News & Announcements

Course Reserves Workshop

This workshop is for faculty interested in learning more about the Leganto Reading Lists feature.

Mollie Freier, Head of Public Services, will be presenting on Monday, January 11th, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM through the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Registration is required for this workshop, and can be accessed through the CTL website at:


Now Offering : Curbside Pickup

You may now schedule curbside pickup for your holds. This service is available for any NMU, MeLCat, or Interlibrary Loan requests if you have received a confirmation message stating the items are available on the hold shelf.

During the winter break, curbside pickup will be available Mondays and Tuesdays, from 9 am-4 pm.


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Renewing Library Materials

To renew your library materials, sign in to your library account.

The process has changed this semester. Renewals should be requested on or after the item's due date. We have eliminated late fines for all books and media items, so renewing shortly after the due date will not incur fees on your account. Additionally, you will be able to renew overdue items without library staff assistance, as opposed to previous semesters. 

We are hiring a Library Student Marketing Assistant!

We are seeking a student worker who will contribute to the outreach initiatives of the Lydia M. Olson Library, with the goal of disseminating information about its value, events, services and resources and to engage the community it serves. Work will include the creation of website content, social media content, and promotional materials.

For more information about the position requirements, please see the application.


Lundin Summer Research Fellows Symposium Recording

Anna and Rich Lundin Summer Research Fellowships allow five NMU Honors Program students the opportunity to pursue one-on-one, faculty-mentored research during the summer term.

The research fellowship awards are designed to aid NMU Honors Program students who will be entering their final year at NMU. Each winner is awarded $5,000 that can be employed in ways that best suit his or her academic research.

New Hours and Library Update

The library will not be open 24/7 as it has been this semester. Library service hours and study-only hours will be adjusted to balance staff availability and demand.

The upper floor will be closed so that we can better monitor masks and social distancing. Library staff will retrieve books from the upper floor for anyone who needs them. To have us retrieve a book, contact us during library service hours, or use the “Request” feature in the Library Catalog.

Library or Archives Research Award

The project must be accompanied by a brief (500-word) essay describing how resources from either the NMU Olson Library or the Archives were used in the project, and how this institution supported the work. The submission should be accompanied by a cover sheet signed by a faculty member who was involved in the project.

For more information about this award, please go to, or email,

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