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Answered By: Amanda Peach
Last Updated: Oct 07, 2022     Views: 317

Microfilm is a process that reduces images down to a size so that they can't be read without a reader. A microfiche is a card made of transparent film used to store printed information in miniaturized form. These are two ways to retain information and to save space prior to the development of digital images.

Hutchins Library has a large collection of microfilm and microfiche available on the ground floor of the library. To search for specific journals or newspapers in the microfilm/microfiche collection, use BANC and/or Journals Available. Both of these databases can be found via the Hutchins Library Website (see links below).

If you have never used microfilm or microfiche before, please seek help from a librarian or a Reference student worker. To find the microfilm/microfiche collection, go down the stairs across from the Circulation Desk. The microfilm/microfiche collection is housed in the Technical Services office except for the Berea Citizen, which is housed in the Special Collections Reading Room. The microfilm/microfiche reader machine is located in the Special Collections Reading Room and available for use during Reading Room hours.