Answered By: Penn Libraries
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2023     Views: 231

There are several options for accessing microform (microfilm, microfiche, microcard) materials:

  • Self-service - Microtext materials can be digitized to PDF using the scanners on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center; see the floorplan to find the microtext center. If you have not used the microtext scanners before, please make an appointment to go over machine basics by emailing
  • Microtext scanning service - Current students, faculty and staff should refer to the Request Scan page for instructions. PDFs are delivered directly to e-mail. A complete citation including page numbers is required. There is a 5-day turnaround for the service and a maximum of 50 pages can be requested.

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