Most microforms are stored at the Calabasas facility with the exception of the ERIC microfiche and microfilm of selected education journals which are stored at the West L.A. campus. Microfilm is on a reel, microfiche is a small plastic card; ultrafiche is also a small plastic card, but the individual pages on the card are very small. Microforms stored in Calabasas should be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
Government microfiche are checked in online and brief cataloging records are created for each item. The microfiche are then arranged, according to their Superintendent of Documents number, in microfiche filing cabinets located in Calabasas. Note: The majority of microfiche materials are now available online.
The library has some journals and newspapers on microfilm. These include a number of historical Churches of Christ publications. The New York Times from Sept. 13, 1857 through Dec. 31, 2008 is available on microfilm. All microfilm is included in the library's online catalog. Because the microfilm is stored in Calabasas, please request specific dates of microfilm through Interlibrary Loan.
Our microform reader is attached to a PC with a vertical display. It can be used for reading microfilm, microfiche, and ultrafiche. If you have never used the reader, please ask a librarian for assistance. This reader digitizes the microfilm/microfiche which can then be saved to a flash drive.