Library Services

Borrowing and Renewals

How to renew materials borrowed from the library, through MeLCat or from Interlibrary Loan. There are also FAQ's to answer most of your questions related to borrowing and renewing material.

Virtual Reality & Digital Media Tutoring Center

The Digital Media Tutoring Center (DMTC) provides equipment for the creation of audio, video, and image-based projects in support of class projects. 

Materials from other Libraries (Interlibrary Loan)

Interlibrary Loan allows you to obtain materials that are not available at Olson Library. Materials such as books, dissertations, media, and microforms can be borrowed from other libraries, along with photocopies of periodical articles.


The library maintains two black & white networked printers and one color photocopy networked printer for NMU students, faculty and staff use. Payment is only by means of CatCa$h loaded on your NMU ID (WildCat Express Card). Guests may purchase a preloaded print card. 

Study Rooms

The library provides conference rooms and classroom spaces (rooms) which may be reserved by NMU students, faculty and staff for individual or NMU group study/meetings. Reservations may be made at the Public Services Desk either in person, by telephone (906-227-2260) or online.

Technology in the Library

From scanners, computers, fax machines, and printers the library has a variety of technology for use inside the library.

Course Reserves (Instructors)

Information for faculty about putting hard-copy materials on reserve at the Public Services Desk or electronic materials available through EduCat.

Embedded Librarian (EduCat)

Details and procedures for faculty to embed a librarian within their EduCat courses. Librarians are able to customize resources unique to a particular course/assignment and answer student inquiries.

Library Instruction

Faculty can use this form to request a class session taught by a library faculty member and tailored to the needs of the class.

Library Tour

Instructors, students (current and prospective) and community members can request a 30-minute walking tour of the library.

For Alumni

The library has negotiated access to some of our resources for alumni. There is also information on using your alumni email account to login to the resources.

For Community Members

Information on access to library resources including the community borrower card program.

For Distance Students

Learn more about the services available to students and faculty in support of distance education courses and programs.

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