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Last Updated: Jun 06, 2017     Views: 168


Microfilm preserves fragile documents such as rare books, newspapers and other periodicals by using micro-photography to reduce an image onto a roll of plastic film. Microfiche serves the same purpose but the format is a 4x6" plastic card. (You might see these two formats referred to collectively as "microform".)

Microfilm readers are available at the Richardson Library in room 207 (2nd floor copy room, in the northeast corner of the Richardson Library), and microfilm and microfiche are located in the cabinets adjacent to room 207. Lenses for the microfilm readers are available for check-out at the Access Services Desk on the 1st floor. Ideally, you will have the exact citation--title, author, date, page--for what you need. Laser printer copies can be made free of charge. A library staff member will gladly assist you with microfilm; simply ask.