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Finding Newspapers: Using Microfilm

Microfilm Readers

The microfilm readers are located on the ground floor under the President's Portraits.

The readers allow you to view and scan electronic copies of the microfilm.

For detailed instructions on using the microfilm readers, ask at the information desk.

What is Microfilm?

Microfilm are reels of film that contain photgraphed copies of a newspaper. Since they are small (for ideal storage) they require the use of Microfilm Readers to read.

Locating Microfilm

In Library Worldcat, an item on microfilm will be located in the Main Library Microfom section and have a Cabinet number in place of a Call Number.

For instance:

Location Status Call Number
Main Library Microform Available Cabinet C-5, C-6

The microfilm cabinets are located in the basement of the library. Find the corresponding Cabinet number, and look for the box that matches the dates you need.

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