Question and Answer

How do I use microforms?


You can read microforms using special microform machines, and this guide (PDF) will help you use them.

These are the machines available in the UA Libraries:

  • Main Library: A microform reader/scanner is on 3A. You will need a USB drive to save your scans. Microform readers are also on 3C.
  • Weaver Science-Engineering Library: Microform readers are on 1 South.
  • Special Collections: A microfilm reader/printer is located in a separate room on the northeast corner of the reading room.
  • Fine Arts Library: A microform reader/printer, a film reader, and a fiche reader are located along the south wall of the listening/viewing area.

Getting help

For help with readers/scanners at the Main Library, go to the first floor Ask Us desk or see this guide (PDF).

For help finding microforms, contact Mary Feeney.

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