Microforms are full-sized graphics and text reduced to micro-images many times smaller than the original. These micro-images are restored to legible size with the use of special machines called readers and can be copied onto paper by reader/printers.
Microform formats include:
- Microfiche - A sheet of 4x6 or 3x5 film
- Microfilm - A continuous strip of 16 or 35 mm film wound on a reel
- Microcard - An opaque card, usually 3x5 or 6x9
The microform equipment
We have a variety of equipment to serve you. The microform staff ensures that everyone finds what they are looking for and gets a thorough tutorial on how to operate the microform viewing and printing equipment.
This equipment allows patrons to locate the desired document and make a copy of it. Microform document copies cost 10 cents per page.
This equipment allows library patrons to scan microforms and then save them to a 3 1/2" floppy disk or jump drive, or burn them to a CD, or send their scanned microform images as email attachments.
Please make sure that you use the equipment that best meets your needs.