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Using Micromaterials in the University Libraries

This is a guide for locating, viewing, and scanning various micromaterials located in the University Libraries.

What are Micromaterials?

Micromaterials, also known as microforms, are very small reproductions of printed materials which need special equipment to be viewed. Items are usually reproduced as micromaterials to save space or allow for fragile or rare items to be widely distributed.  Anything that has appeared in print could appear in microform, including books, newspapers, magazines, letters, manuscripts, photographs, and maps.

The University Libraries has three kinds of micromaterials: microfilm, microfiche, and microprint/card. All of these are housed on second floor.

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