Koerner Library has many microform collections where the individual titles are not listed in the catalogue. Select the Microforms Major Collections List for a complete list of large collections. If you require assistance finding microforms in your subject area, please use the Research Guides or ask for assistance at the Research Commons Desk on Floor 2.
Koerner Library owns 4 microfiche/microfilm printers, 1 microcard printer, and 1 microfiche duplicator.
Digital copies may be made from microfilm or microfiche. This use of the scanners is available free of charge to UBC Library cardholders or patrons with guest access. Scans can be emailed, burned to a CD, or save on a USB storage device. Daily use of the scanners is restricted to two non-consecutive one-hour slots. Sign-up sheets are available at the Research Commons desk on Koerner, Level 2 to reserve a scanner in advance.
Most microfilm reels may be borrowed for 1 week. Some microfilm content may not be borrowed due to high use (e.g. the last 10 years of major newspapers – Canadian newspapers, New York Times, etc.). Microfiche may not be borrowed but can be duplicated using the services listed above.
Assistance with using Microforms
Microform equipment is available for use during Koerner Library Hours of Operation. If you have not used the microform collection and/or equipment before, please visit the Research Commons desk on Floor 2 for assistance within Research Commons and Reference hours.