Latest News & Announcements

Temporary Free Access to Flipster

Flipster is a digital platform that attempts to recreate the reading experience of print magazines. Access to the last 1-5 years of over 1,400 popular magazine titles is being made available for free by EBSCO until June 30. You'll find titles for any taste, including comics, news, entertainment, lifestyle, science--even coloring books. Check out all the titles availabe at FLIPSTER.


March Madness for Books!

It's that time of year. We're geared up for epic competition and down-to-the-wire competition! That's right, it's time for March Madness...for Books. You can vote in our books bracket for your favorite titles and bring your picks into the Sweet Sixteen! You can vote using our ONLINE MARCH MADNESS FORM or in person at Lydia M. Olson Library. You can even vote both ways! So get in the game and cheer your favorites on!

New Library System to Improve Research and Information Discovery

The new Alma services platform replaces the library’s long-standing management system, Voyager, which has been in use since 2001. The new Primo VE discovery service replaces the current discovery layer, Summon. 

Olson Library will join more than 15 Michigan libraries implementing Alma, including the University of Michigan, Central Michigan University, and Michigan Technological University.

Michigan eLibrary Announces Changes

MeL media loan periods have been extended from 7 days to 14 days. Book loan periods have been extended from 3 weeks to 28 days with the option for a single 28-day renewal.

In addition, in January 2019, NMU entered a pilot program with MeLCat to help you keep material throughout an entire semester. All 15 public universities in Michigan are participating. If you borrow MeL material from another public university, your loan is 90 days with the option for a single 30-day renewal.

The extended loan periods do not apply to media loans.

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