Microforms are non-circulating photographic reductions of print materials produced in the interest of saving space,obtaining or preserving rare or heavily used materials, or providing duplicate copies. Newman Library has a microforms collection numbering near 6 million items, including prints of books, magazines, newspapers, and engineering and technical reports.
The Microforms collection has three formats:
Color-coded maps showing microfilm in yellow, microfiche in blue and microcard in pink are posted throughout the area. Hanging colored banners in the area also identify the three formats.
Readers and printers for all three types of microforms are available in Newman Library. Photocopies of microform images are free.
To find microform materials, you can:
If you have any questions interpreting indexes or information on Addison, consult a reference librarian at either Reference Desk.
Please do not refile microforms. Place materials on the red refiling cart in the Microform area.
Sun: opens at 9 a.m.*
Mon-Thur: open 24 hours*
Fri: closes at 8 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
* During 24 hour operation, a valid Hokie Passport is required to access or remain in the library between 12 midnight and 7:30am.