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7:30 am — 6:00 pm

Doors are locked 15 minutes before closing.

Latest News & Announcements

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.

Isabelle Ureel Honors Program Capstone Display

Isabelle Ureel is a senior anthropology student and has her Honors Program capstone project exhibit on the Chocolay Bayou Nature Preserve on display at the library. Be sure to stop in and check out all of her hard work!

If you are a student and would like to display your work in the library, please reach out to us.

Exam Week Extended Hours

We have extended hours this upcoming week of finals from the 25th through the 30th.

Our hours will be as follows:

Saturday, April 24th, 9am-9pm in the library (extended study is open until midnight, on the first floor of Harden Hall)

Sunday, April 25th, open 24 hours

Monday, April 26th, open 24 hours

Tuesday, April 27th, open 24 hours

Wednesday, April, 28th 7:30am-11pm

Thursday, April 29th, 7:30am-11pm

Friday, April 30th, 7:30am-11pm

Women for Women Book Recommendations

In collaboration with NMU's Women for Women student organization, the Lydia M. Olson library has established a display that highlights the significance of women's rights, civil rights, and female empowerment. This display contains a physical collection of book recommendations from the Women for Women organization. A virtual format of the display includes a personal interview with co-presidents, Hannah Mahn and Jenna Chappell.

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