Microforms

Our microform collection contains newspapers, magazines, academic journals, university theses and government documents. These images are scans of the original and have been reduced and transferred to microfilm reels, microfiche sheets or microcards. 

Accessing the Microform Collection

Search QCAT, the Library Catalogue, for microforms. Searching is similar to searching for items in print format. The type of microform, the location and the call number are indicated on the QCAT record. Our collection includes individual titles as well as distinct collections which may cover one or many subjects. Some large sets can be accessed either by the name of the set or the individual works in the set. In other cases only the name of the set is included in the catalogue.

Boxes and sheets of microform are shelved in call number or numerical order in filing cabinets on the lower level of Stauffer Library, on shelves at Stauffer Library Reference, or in the compact shelving section of the 4th floor of Stauffer Library.

Reading, Copying, Scanning

Equipment for reading, photocopying, and scanning microforms is available on the lower level of Stauffer Library. Consult the floorplan and the Microform Reading, Printing, and Scanning Facilities page for more details.

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