Today's hours:

7:30 am — 11:00 pm

Doors are locked 15 minutes before closing.

Latest News & Announcements

Hiring—Student Web Developer

The Lydia M. Olson Library is looking to hire an enthusiastic and self-motivated student worker to join their team of developers.

As a Student Web Developer, you will be working under the direction of the Web Developer and Systems Programmer, assisting with a variety of projects such as design work for a new system, creating documentation, or writing code.

Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center Display, "Stories from the Woods"

Learn more about the storytelling traditions of the Upper Peninsula by visiting the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center's display of "Stories from the Woods", currently located on the main floor of the library. It features Anishinaabeg folklore, songs, histories, and stories as well as mining, lumberjack, and maritime heritage and folklore.

"Stories from the Woods" sheds light on the distinctive oral and cultural traditions of the Upper Peninsula and honors the efforts of folklorists to preserve this heritage.

Study Rooms Available

The Lydia M. Olson Library has opened its study rooms for open use! This means, that no check-in is required to access these rooms.

Our study rooms are located on the library's upper floor. All rooms offer a whiteboard and whiteboard markers. Select rooms contain a television with HDMI connectivity. We ask that you limit your use of a room to a 2-hour time frame.

Visitors are welcome to use the rooms for video/phone interviews, test preparation, job searching, or simply a quiet space to focus.

Community Members Welcomed Back + Free Community Borrowers Cards

The Olson Library has reopened its doors to community members. We ask all visitors to remember the State and NMU COVID rules that continue to apply. 

To celebrate, we are offering free Community Borrower cards through August 20th. A Community Borrower card allows you to check out materials from the library. To view the details, read more about the Community Borrower card program

We are excited to welcome you back and are happy to help!

Free vaccine card lamination for community

Northern Michigan University's Olson Library is offering community residents free laminated copies of their COVID-19 vaccination cards through Aug. 20. 

Lamination may take up to 15 minutes, depending on whether the equipment needs to warm up. Patrons are welcome to leave the library after the copy is made, then come back later to retrieve it after it has been laminated.

Free Vaccine Card Lamination

The Lydia M. Olson Library is offering a free service to help you preserve your COVID-19 vaccination record. After receiving your final shot (either the second Moderna/Pfizer shot or the single Johnson & Johnson shot), bring your vaccination card to Olson Library to make a laminated copy. We will copy your card and laminate the copy free of charge!

It is important to note that since it is unknown how the vaccination cards will be used in the future, including whether booster shots will be needed, we are not offering to laminate the original card.

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