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J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library

Library & Research 101: Your Account

This guide has been created to provide you with some tips and tricks for finding research and materials and to help you navigate the library's resources and services.

Your Account

This page provides additional information on how to use your account and what information you can access when you sign in. Explore the boxes linked below for additional information. 

Your Account

Renew Materials 

Interlibrary Loan

Librarians are available to answer your questions. Click on the Ask Us bubble for FAQs and contact options (chat, email, text, phone).

Frequently Asked Questions

Top 5 Library FAQ's:

Your Account



Sign in to your account using your Michigan Tech username and ISO password. You can:

  • View what you've checked out and the due date

  • Renew what you've checked out

  • Favorite specific articles or searches using the thumb tack/ push pin icon so you can go back to them later

  • View your recent search history 


Renew Materials


Select the "Renew Materials" Button. 



Then, select your preferred option. 



Renew Library Materials: Log in to your account to view and renew materials from the Van Pelt and Opie Library. 

Renew MeLCat Materials: Log in to MeLCat. Select Michigan Tech from the list and use your name and your M number as your library card number. 

Renew Interlibrary Loan Materials: Log in using your Michigan Tech username and ISO password. You can also request items by clicking the "create request" button.