Microforms are photographic reproductions, typically of print material, which have been reduced in scale from that which is readable by the unaided eye and transferred to either transparent or opaque materials. Most of the microforms in the University of Chicago Library collection are microfilm and microfiche, which are transparencies.
All microforms require special equipment to view, print, or scan them.
Most microforms are located in Regenstein, while select materials are located in D'Angelo Law.
All microforms require special equipment to view, scan, or print.
The Library provides ScanPro 3000 digital microform scanners, which work with all microformats, at the following locations:
Note: Do not load metal reels on ScanPro equipment.
Some older microfilm is stored on metal reels which are incompatible with the ScanPro 3000 equipment. Please do not attempt to load metal reels on the ScanPros. If you need to consult microfilm on a metal reel, please bring it to Library staff for assistance.