Montana Tech Library began in 1900 when the school's first professor of Geology and Mineralogy, Alexander N. Winchell, wrote scores of letters to foreign and domestic  geological organizations requesting that they send him conference proceedings and scientific reports.  The first library building was completed in 1940 and moved to its current location in 1978.  Renovations on the first floor were completed in 2011.

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The library advances knowledge creation within the Montana Tech community through the curation, promotion, and preservation of diverse resources and services essential for the scholarship and creativity of students, staff and faculty.


The library seeks to build upon the STEM heritage of Montana Tech while integrating innovative concepts and resources to foster a rich exchange of ideas within an academic environment. The library will evolve along with technology and culture to provide exemplary services and stimulating spaces that encourage critical thinking and life-long learning.
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