Microforms are made of either film or paper and contain reproductions of documents too small to be seen by the human eye.
(35mm and 16mm reels of film)
(small sheets of film)
Microprint (also called Microopaque)
(large paper sheets)
(small paper sheets)
In the mid-20th century, libraries and archives began using microforms as a way to preserve decaying newspaper collections. Deteriorating books and newspapers were preserved on film in order to maintain accessibility and use.
There are still many advantages to microforms today:
The microforms collection is located on the ground floor of Hillman Library in room G22. The gov. docs. are located in the compact shelves on the ground floor of Hillman Library and the maps collections are located near the compact shelves. Staff in G22 are available to assist users of microforms, gov. docs. and maps.
|Mon.- Thur.||8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.|
|Friday||8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||12 p.m - 8:30 p.m.|
|Sunday||12 p.m - 8:30 p.m.|
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