Leeds University Library

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

Locating microfilms and microfiche

Material available on microfilm and microfiche is listed in Search@Library. You can refine your search to view only material in this format by selecting "Microfilm" from the options on the left (you may need to click on "More..." under the Content type heading if it is not immediately visible).

Each microfilm or microfiche set has a number, listed on the full record. Most microfilms are stored in number order in the microfilm room, 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. Guides are numbered in the same way as the microfilms and microfiche.

Microfilm guides are stored near the microfilm readers in the Brotherton Library (Main building floor 1). Microfiche guides are stored in number order on top of the filing cabinets containing the microfiche.

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).

Copying from microfilms and microfiche

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.