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How Do I Find Microforms?

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Requesting Microforms

UChicago Library microforms may be requested in the Library Catalog via Paging & Pickup and checked out on standard loan. 

A microform scanner is not currently available from the Library, although we hope to make a scanner available by reservation soon.


What are Microforms?

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.

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