Computers and Technology

The library provides more than two hundred Windows workstations and 12 Mac workstations. Each machine features the latest office productivity suite and many feature advanced graphics and sound editing software.   

Productivity Tools 

These productivity tools can be borrowed directly from the Library and IT Service Center on a first-come, first-served basis.

ToolsLoan Period
Laptops – Windows PC 3 hours
MacBook Air 3 hours
Mouse – Apple Magic 3 hours
Mouse – PC Gear Head 3 hours
TI-30X Calculator 4 hours
TI-89 Calculator 4 hours
Digital Camera 3 days
Video Camera 3 days
SD Card Adapter 4 hours
Headphones – Over Ear 3 hours
Headset with Microphone 3 hours
iPhone Chargers (iPhone 4,5,6) 3 hours
Macbook Air Charger 3 hours
Micro USB 3 hours
Mini USB 3 hours
Windows Charger 3 hours
HDMI Cable 3 hours
HDMI/VGA Card 3 hours
Dry Erase Markers & Eraser 4 hours
Individual Whiteboards 4 hours
Laser Pointer 24 hours
Wacom Tablet 24 hours
Voice Recorder 3 days
Easel 24 hours
Tripod 3 days

Items for Purchase

These items can be purchased directly from the Library and IT Service Center.

Item NamePrice
Flash Drive – 16GB $8.00
Flash Drive – 8GB $4.00
Earbuds – Enhanced $8.00
Earbuds – Regular $2.00
Earplugs $0.25
Foam Board 20" x 30" $2.00
Foam Board 24" x 36" $4.00
Foam Board 36" x 48" $10.00

3D Printing at the Library

The library offers current faculty, staff, and students at Michigan Tech the opportunity to teach, learn, and explore 3D printing, with our new Type A Machines Series 1 printer.

Schedule a 3D print session with us

Adaptive Technologies

A variety of adaptive technologies are available to assist library users with special needs, including:

  • Chroma CCD Magnifier—Used for enlarging small objects and printed books. The magnifier is located on the third floor.
  • Kurzweil 3000—Comprehensive reading, writing and learning software solution for any struggling reader, including individuals with learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, and those who are English language Learners. Kurweil software is installed on all library computers.

For assistance in using our adaptive technologies, please contact the Library and IT Service Center by email at, or by telephone at (906) 487-2508.