Self Service Copying

Copies of Microfilm. Request copies of microfilm from the Preservation Department at Butler Library. This service is only applicable to microfilm made by Columbia University. Obtain copies of entire reels of microfilm, or printouts of whole titles/volumes, and also digital images of whole titles/volumes. Restrictions apply. For more information see Reprographic Services and Fees for Patrons.

Scanning of Microfilm/Fiche. It is possible to scan portions of film or fiche and then download the images to a CD, DVD, or flash drive. This can be done in PMRR or Digital Humanities Center (DHC, 305 Butler). Patrons who wish to use the DHC machine will be allowed to check out microfilm or microfiche in exchange for a photo ID.

Machine Assistance

Staff is present at all times to assist patrons with the microform reader/printers, copier, and the public terminals.

Reference Assistance

PMRR staff is trained to answer basic reference questions related to the Periodicals and Microforms Collections in Butler Library.  For all other questions, please use the Ask a Librarian reference services.