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General Information

Location | Address | Collections | Facilities | Hours


The Lydia M. Olson library is located on the second and third floors of the Harden Learning Resources Center on the campus of Northern Michigan University ( Marquette, MI). If you wish to visit the library and need directions, please read the following information for Visitors of NMU.


Our mailing address is:

Olson Library
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855-5376

Telephone: 906-227-2260
Fax: 906-227-1333
TDD: 906-227-1232

If you wish to contact the library electronically, please use the following email addresses:

Circulation Unit: CircStaff@nmu.edu
Reference Unit: Info@nmu.edu
Administrative Office: ldagenai@nmu.edu

For further contact information, see our Staff Listing.


The Library contains books and journal, and provides access to numerous databases. As a selective depository for U.S. and Michigan government publications, Olson Library houses government documents and a map collection. Textbooks and media supporting teacher education are housed in the Pre-K to 12 Collection. The library also has video recordings, sound recordings, and other media for faculty and student use.


Library facilities include study areas, conference rooms, coin/card operated photocopy machines, microform scanners/printers, audiovisual and multimedia equipment, and facilities for making transparencies and laminations of learning aids. The Library is also wired for networked laptop computer use.


Normal Fall/Winter semester hours are:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00a.m. - 11:30p.m.
Friday: 8:00a.m. - 7:00p.m.
Saturday: 11:00a.m. - 7:00p.m.
Sunday: 12:00p.m. - 12:00a.m.

See the full-year listing for exceptions to these hours.

Library Hours
Mon: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tue: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wed: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thu: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat: 12:00 noon - 8:00 p.m.
For exceptions and full year hours