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Microforms, Government Documents, and Maps @ Pitt: Scanning Microforms

This is a guide for finding and using the microform, government document, and map collections located in Hillman Library.


Hillman Library Microforms has two different types of microform viewers for patrons to use. All viewers have scanning capability. Patrons can either email their scans or save them to a usb drive. 

Microforms staff are always available to assist users with the microform viewers.

Microform Readers

Scan Pro 2000

  • The Scan Pro 2000s make high resolution scans of film, fiche, and microprint.
  • There are 2 Scan Pro 2000 microform viewers/scanners.
  • There is also spot editing capability for image adjustment.
  • Variable scan size


Cannon 300 

  • There is 1 Cannon 300 microform reader.
  • It uses Capture Perfect software for scanning film and fiche.
  • The Cannon 300 does not have microprint scanning capability.
  • There are basic editing capabilities.
  • Scans sizes are 8 1/2 x 11 and 8 1/2 x 14