Opie Overnight Access
When the library is closed, enrolled students, faculty or staff can enter the library through the west side entrance by swiping with their HuskyCard. On the first floor, the two large reading rooms and vending machines are accessible and the entire second floor is now open including three instruction rooms (244 and 242 with workstations) and seven study rooms. Our overnight access is available 364 days/year with the exception of the Wednesday night of Winter Carnival.
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 East Reading Room and the Opie Reading Room, which frequently hosts scholarly talks and other events. To schedule an event, contact the library staff at 906-487-3535 or request a reservation.
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 in summer and fall.
The library rents lockers for enrolled students to use by the semester. The rental rate is $10 per semester.
The library offers a space for quiet contemplation located on the third floor in the northwest corner of the building.
This room is located on the garden level across from the oversize government documents collection. No key is required as the door locks from the inside and has an "in use" sign on the outside of the door and is available to all faculty, staff, students and library patrons.
Two locker rooms with lockers and a shower are available on the garden level of the library, across from the oversize government documents collection. No key is required as the door locks from the inside and has an "in use" sign on the outside of the door. These rooms are available to all library patrons.
The library offers free, limited notary services on an appointment basis. To set up an appointment, please fill out the Notary Services Form. Please note that no legal advice or assistance filling out documents is provided.
To prepare for your appointment, please remember:
- Plan on a 15-30 minute appointment when choosing your date and time.
- Bring valid photo identification with a signature, issued by a U.S. state or federal government.
- Do not sign your document ahead of time - it should be signed in the presence of the notary.
- If witnesses are required, please bring your own witnesses - the Library cannot provide witnesses for you.
- All blank spaces, with the exception of the signature, should be filled out prior to your appointment.
- Only documents in English can be notarized at the Library.