Frequently Asked Questions

Can I view or scan microform or microfiche materials?

D.H. Hill Library has two microform scanners (Digital Media Lab and the Assistive Technologies Center) and Hunt Library has one (at Ask Us). 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.

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 at the Ask Us Center in Hunt.

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 bookBot at Hunt Library. Users wishing to use microforms can obtain them by clicking the ‘Request’ link in full record for the item in the Library Catalog. You will receive an email when the item is available, and it will be held for you at the D.H. Hill or Hunt Ask Us Center. If you are not affiliated with NCSU, you can request materials using the “Continue As Guest login within the ‘Request’ link.

The News and Observer and the Raleigh Times are housed in Room G415 (the Assistive Technologies Center) at D.H. Hill Library. 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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