Microform is a generic term for all media used to store greatly reduced text or graphic images usually on film or paper. These images can be magnified, then viewed, copied or scanned with special microform equipment. Until recently, microform has been the only convenient and economical way to reproduce large collections of primary source material. It continues to offer access to many thousands of texts that have not been digitized and probably will not be. The collection at the Pace Library contains the following common formats:
The library recently purchased several new digital microform readers. There are 3 available for use on the 2nd floor. Library patrons have the option of saving the image (or text) and emailing it to themselves or they can print it to a designated printer within the library.
Some examples of microform collections available include: