How to Access Microforms

Proceed to the Electronic Resources Room at the Information Services and Instruction Section, Main Library.
 
Step 1: Fill out the Media Call Slip. For newspapers, make sure to indicate the title, issue no., and date while for rare books, make sure you have the correct call number.
Step 2: Go to the Internet Counter and ask for the correct microform. The assisting staff will provide you the microform as well as the card where the number of the appropriate reader you will be using is written.
 
Reminders
  • When using the machine for the first time, the staff will assist you in loading the microform.
  • Microfilms come in two sizes, 16 mm and 35 mm. The microfiche on the other hand is a smaller flat version of the microfilm.
  • Facing the microfilm reader, you will see a switch. Turn the light on. Make sure to insert the end of the microfilm with the square hole on one side of the reader and roll the film into the other side until you reach the beginning of the page. You can then use the focus dial to adjust the resolution of the reader. You can also move the flat handle up, down, left and right to aid you in looking for the content you need.
  • If you are using the microfiche, you just need to insert the film on the flat surface and do the same process of reading as the microfilm.
  • If you find content that you would be needing later on, we can convert them into digital or print copies. Read below on how.
 
How to Request for Microfilm Conversion to Digital and Print (in person)
 
Step 1. Fill out the Microfilm Conversion Request Log (Google Form). By default, soft copies are given. Indicate if you also need a hard copy. Printing charges will be assessed.
Step 2. Get the Order Payment form at the Electronic Resources Room, Information Services and Instruction Section.
Step 3. Pay the assessed amount at the Cashier, Main Library Lobby.
Step 4. Come back on the indicated date at the Order Payment Form to claim the requested document.
 
Converted materials can be claimed within three (3) to seven (7) working days.
 
Fees:
Scanning - P5/image
Printing - P5/page
 
Cannot go to the Main Lib? Make a document delivery request.
 
As of June 2017 the Multimedia Services has been relocated to the Electronic Resources room of the Information Services and Instruction Section (ISaIS), located at the first floor of the Main Library.