While microfilm/fiche may sometimes be an attractive alternative to print (it may be less expensive and requires less storage space), library users tend not to like using this format. Micro formats tend to be extremely heavy and require definite floor specifications to support them. Micro formats also require specialized storage cabinets that add to both cost and weight. The IUP Libraries may purchase micro formats in the following cases:
Microfiche is preferred over microfilm. Silver halide is generally preferred, as is 35 mm when microfilm must be acquired.
As part of IUP’s work to limit the spread of COVID-19, all physical facilities of the IUP Libraries are closed at this time. Information about virtual library services and student access to computers is available at IUP Libraries During Coronavirus.
Exceptions to normal hours