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Microforms

Microform Equipment

The Microforms Information Center [phone: 814-863-0377], microforms collection, and microform scanners are located on the second floor of Paterno Library. Staff are ready to assist you with using our collections and the equipment to view, print, and scan microformats (microfilm, microfiche, micro-opaque),  color slides and some 8mm film.

[PSU] Campus Libraries:  Request microforms,  located at UP,  via ILL.

Visiting researchers not having a Penn State Access Account and wanting to send scans via email or save to a jump drive will need a Short Term Access Account for Research (STAAR) available from the Commons Services Desk.  Network printing is not available with STAAR accounts.

 

Gideon Microfilm Reader [#1, #2]

  • View Microfilm

ST Viewscan III [#3]

  • View, Scan, Save, Print Microfilm, Microfiche, Superfiche, Microprint, M-cartridge, Slides [Color], Aperture cards, some 8mm film with reel size up to 4" [Cruise Control allows users to automatically scan multiple pages of some microfilm.]

ST Viewscan II [#4]

  • View, Scan, Save, Print Microfilm, Microfiche, Superfiche, Microprint, M-cartridge, Aperture cards, some 8mm film with reel size up to 4" [Cruise Control allows users to automatically scan multiple pages of some microfilm.]

ScanPro 3000 [#5]

  • View, Scan, Save, Print Microfilm, Microfiche, Superfiche, Microprint, M-cartridge, Aperture cards [Auto-Scan Pro allows users to automatically scan multiple pages of microfilm.]

Canon 800 Microfilm/Microfiche Viewer/Printer

  • View, Print Microfilm, Microfiche/Superfiche, M-cartridge, Aperture cards

  • Prints are $0.16/page, LionCash+ only