Other Amenities

Library Late Night Services and 24/7 Access

From midnight to 2:00 a.m. (Sunday through Thursday) the library is open only to Michigan Tech staff, faculty and enrolled students. Swipe your HuskyCard to enter through the main door. When the library is closed, enrolled students, faculty or staff can enter the library through the west side entrance by swiping the HuskyCard. The two large reading rooms, vending machines and the instruction rooms (244 and 242 with workstations) are open. Coming Fall, 2014 additional workstations and printing will be available on the first floor. Our 24/7 access is available 364 days/year with the exception of the Wednesday night of Winter Carnival.


Reading Rooms

The John and Ruanne Opie Library is a great place to study, meet friends, or just relax. The library is open 24/7 for Michigan Tech faculty, students, and staff, every night of the year except for the eve of Winter Carnival. The library consists of the the East Reading Room and the Opie Reading Room, which frequently hosts scholarly talks and other events. 

Library Tours

The library offers regular tours of its resources, spaces and places. Tours take approximately 30 minutes and are offered each Sunday at 5pm, and each Tuesday and Thursday at 10am, 1pm, and 7pm. To take the tour, simply visit the Library and IT Service center on the first floor of the library at these times.


Digital Signage

The library's digital signage displays both library-specific information, as well as information that is interesting, useful, and relevant to campus community and cultural life. The library accepts sign submissions from campus and university-affiliated organizations (pending library approval). For more information or to submit a sign request, see our Library Signage Guidelines and Templates.


Library Café

The Library Café is located on the first floor of the library and is an enjoyable space for studying, meeting with friends or grabbing a beverage or a bite to eat. The café features Starbucks coffee and other beverages, as well as scones, muffins, sandwiches, salads, and a friendly, inviting atmosphere. For current café hours see the library's hours of operation.


John Rovano Plaza

Thanks to the generous donation of Michigan Tech alumnus David Brule ('72), the café-adjacent John Rovano plaza offers a garden setting for reading, working, or just enjoying the beautiful Upper Peninsula summer and fall.


Digital Studio

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Electronic Device Charging Stations

The library has several charging stations for a variety of electronic devices. Located on the first floor near convenient study areas, students may charge their devices while they study. Please see our for locations. 


Student Lockers

The library rents lockers to interested students on a semester ($20) or yearly ($50) basis. Locker rental may be arranged through the Library and IT Service Center.


Graduate Student Areas

The Library has a designated space for graduate students located on the first floor.

Meditation Space

The library offers a space for quiet contemplation located on the third floor in the northwest corner of the building.