Important Dates for the upcoming Harden Hall Renovation

Olson Library will relocate to Gries Hall for the duration of the Harden Hall renovation project, January 2024-December 2025. Other university services currently inside the library, including classrooms and the Students’ Art Gallery, will move elsewhere on campus.

The basement and first floors of Harden, containing the Archives, tutoring offices, Fieras, Broadcast & AV, Technology Support Services, etc. will remain open during the renovation. Facilities will contact the offices remaining in Harden with additional information. Facilities will also provide ongoing updates regarding changes due to construction.

Library services will be disrupted during the upcoming semester break so that we can move to Gries Hall.

  • The Library will close at 5:00 on Friday, December 15 and reopen on Monday, January 15 in Gries Hall (former Health Center location).  
    • Books, the laminator, and other materials will not be available during the break.
  • Books checked out before November 15 are due December 19. 
    • Materials can be renewed, returned to the Library by December 15, or returned to the NMU Police Office (Services Building) during the move period.
  • Borrowing books or articles from other libraries will be limited during the closure. 
    • MeLCat services are suspended December 1-January 15.
    • Interlibrary loan (ILL) will be available, but expect delays.

More information will be available on the Library's website:

Questions about Olson Library and its services? Contact Jenn Donner, Library Director/Department Head (

Questions about the Harden Hall renovation project? Contact Jim Thams, Director of Facilities and Campus Planning (

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