Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I view or scan microform materials?
D.H. Hill Library has two microform scanners. Staff will be glad to log users into the scanners and help them upon request. These may be used to view and scan the microform materials including newspapers, periodicals, government documents, and archival collections.
The microform scanners do not require a Unity login, but require a staff login. They allow you to view, scan, and save materials from microfiche and microfilm into digital formats such as TIFF, JPEG, and PDF using CapturePerfect software. The standard zoom lens has magnification between x16-32, and a lower magnification lens is available with x9.5-16.
Instructions on how to use to microform scanners may be found at each workstation. If you do not know how to use the scanner, a staff member will be happy to walk you through the process. Please ask for assistance in the Lab or in the Learning Commons.
Microform materials are found by searching the Libraries’ Catalog at Library Catalog. The catalog will tell you where the material is located.
Most microforms are housed in the Satellite Shelving Facility. NCSU users wishing to use microforms from Satellite can obtain them by clicking on the ‘Available upon request’ link in the Location tab. It usually takes 1-2 days to receive the material. You will receive an email when it is available, and it will be held for you behind the Circulation Desk. If you are not affiliated with NCSU, you can request materials from Satellite using this link:
Satellite Shelving Facility Request.
The News and Observer and the Raleigh Times are housed in the RIS Office. Please contact a staff member for assistance to obtain these materials. Below is a summary of News and Observer holdings:
News and Observer
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