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For help with a variety of enquiries you can contact the Library by:


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Microform services in the Library

The Library holds some documents such as newspapers and some journals in a microform format (microfilm and microfiche)  Occasionally Inter Library Loan material will be supplied on microform by the British Library.

The cabinets containing the Library’s microform collections are located in the Campus Store. University staff and students can request to view microform from the Store, this should be done in advance of a visit. 


How can I view microfilm and microfiche?

The Library has a ScanPro 2000 all in one viewer, a scanner to PC which links directly to MyPrint, with spot edit and word search functionality. The viewer is located on the first floor, in front of the central window facing Campus Heart, and can be used for both microfilm and microfiche.


How are the viewers operated?

The viewer permits you to view microfiche or microfilm. Insert the fiche into the fiche holder or load the film reel onto the machine (there are step by step instructions next to the machine that will show you how to load the fiche or film). 

The image is then viewed on the screen via a magnification lens.  There are markings on the viewer screen to illustrate an A4 page to guide you when you choose to print i.e. the image you want to print needs to appear within the A4 page markings.  If there is no lens in the viewer the ScanPro device automatically adjusts the view. There are also basic operating instructions located next to the viewer to assist you.


Can I save and print from microfilm or microfiche

Yes.  You can save to your U drive and the ScanPro device links directly to MyPrint


Need help?

Library staff can offer basic assistance, such as refilling printers with paper, troubleshooting printing problems and assisting with the initial loading of the film or fiche. However, if more technical or complicated assistance is required e.g. how to manipulate the film or fiche in greater detail, we would advise you to contact the Library in advance of your visit so that we can prepare and give you the assistance you require.


The standard copyright guidelines for photocopying apply to all printing done from the microfilm and microfiche viewers.  If you are unsure of what the restrictions are, please ask at the Library Welcome Desk or check the guidance on display in the area.

For further information on copyright see our guide on Copyright.