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Microfilm and microfiche

Microfilm or microfiche allows printed material to be stored on film (either on reels as with microfilm, or on cards, as with microfiche).

Material available on microfilm or microfiche at the Library includes:

  • journals
  • newspapers
  • political, state and private papers
  • music scores
  • material relating to organisational archives.

How to find microfilm or microfiche

Material available on microfilm and microfiche is listed in the Library search. You can refine your search by selecting "Microfilm" from the Content Type options.

Each microfilm or microfiche set has a number, listed on the full record.

Most microfilms are stored in number order in the microfilm room, which is accessible from either floor 1 or floor 2 at the back of the Brotherton Library.

Microfiche are stored in number order in the filing cabinets outside the microfilm room in the Brotherton Library (Main building floor 1).

Some microfilm and microfiche sets have an accompanying guide, indicated in the full record.

Using microfilms and microfiche

The machines for reading microfilms and microfiche are located next to the microfilm room in the Brotherton Library (Main building floor 1).

There is a machine for copying from microfilm and microfiche in the link corridor through to the Brotherton Library (West building floor 3). Pay for your copies using the MyPrint service, or save copies onto a memory stick for printing later.