The Friends of the Michigan Tech Library is looking for your help! Information on donating books is at the bottom of this page.

Donate to the Friends

Donations may be made to the Friends at any time by going to the Michigan Tech Fund online donation site (the “Mush Fund”). When you do, set the Fund Designation to ‘Other’ and enter “Friends of the Michigan Tech Library (acct. 2930)” in the box that pops up.  Alternately, you may send a check made payable to “Michigan Tech Fund – FMTL”to the address below for joining.

Join the Friends

FMTL is always happy to have new members.  Your membership dollars go directly into our general fund for equipment, travel grants, and internships.

Membership Categories

  • Friend $20-49
  • Family Member $50-99
  • Benefactor $100-249
  • Book Sponsor $250-999
  • Best Friend $1000+
  • Senior Citizens and Students may join for $15

To join, please send your Name, Address, City, State, Zip and membership amount to

Friends of the Michigan Tech Library
c/o the Michigan Tech Fund
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295

Please make all checks payable to the Michigan Tech Fund-FMTL. All contributions to the FMTL are Federal tax deductible. THANK YOU for your support of the Michigan Tech Library.

Book Donations

FMTL is always looking for donations of books for our book sales.

  • You can drop off books in our shiny new book donation bin in the vestibule of the main entrance to the Van Pelt and Opie Library any time the library is open.
  • If you have a large donation and wish to drop off a number of boxes, please call the Library Service Desk at (906) 487-2508 when you arrive, and a staff member will meet you at the loading dock to help you unload.
  • If you would like us to retrieve a large donation or need help moving boxes, please email Steve Walton at to arrange a pick up.

FMTL is always looking for volunteers to serve on the Board as well as to help at the Book Sales.  Contact us if you would like to help in any way.