Please note that the images you see were taken at a variety of times - some reflect what the library will look like with COVID-19 accommodations, while others may not. Please visit our Library Response to COVID-19 page for an in-depth overview of materials and services you can access from a distance and what steps the library is taking to keep you safe!
On the first floor of the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library you will find the Circulation Desk, computers, printers (free B&W copies), the Library Cafe, and so many places to study! Use the 3D image below to explore.
On the first floor, the perfect study spot in the East Reading Room or stick around for a presentation. There are white boards and power outlets scattered all over so everything you need to work through a tough problem is right at your fingertips.
The second floor is home to (now socially distant!) collaborative study spaces and many tools to help you get into a creative mood. Use a 3D printer or scanner, a large format printer, the creative suite on a Mac, or do some creative coding on a Linux machine. The library also houses a Patent & Trademark Resource Center and a branch of the Testing Center here. When it's too hot to walk outside (never too cold!) take the bridge from the second floor of the library over to Rekhi Hall and cut through to Fischer!
The third floor is designated Silent Study and houses most of the library's print book collection. There are tables, couches, and computers spread all over the floor. Find your perfect spot between the shelves and have a peaceful afternoon study session!
The Garden Level (aka the Basement) houses the library's print journals and the University Archives. The Garden Level is a great place to sit down at a computer and get some work done!
The Michigan Tech Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections houses materials on University and campus life, towns and cities in the Keweenaw, as well as the companies, social organizations, events and personalities of the Copper Country and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It's a beautiful space with fascinating materials - stop by just for fun or with a project in mind!