To identify a microform in a library catalogue record:
look for [microform] in the title
the Details area may include type: microfilm, microfiche, etc.
Click for example:
Note: As of March 2020, in-person library services are unavailable. To request a scan of an item in microfilm, please follow the instructions on our Scan and Send service page. Requests for micro scanning must be within Canadian copyright parameters. Due to staffing limitations and the time required to scan microfilm, please keep requests to a reasonable size.
Physically, most microforms are located in the microform area on the 2nd floor of Murray Library. Some microfiche and microprints also reside in the Government Publications area on the 2nd floor of Murray Library.
Microfiche are separated into five main areas:
Library of Congress (LC) classification
the CIHM collection
Human Relations Area File
Canadian Company Information, includes Can-Fil, Insider, Consumer and Corporate Affairs (CCA), and Corporate Integrated Information System (CIIS/SIIC)
Canada government documents (in the Government Publications area, 2nd floor Murray Library)
United States government documents
Microfilm are separated into three main areas:
RG-10/RG-15 - Record Group 10 and RG-15 are collections of manuscript government records, held in the National Archives of Canada, for Indian Affairs Branch and the Department of the Interior respectively. RG-10 comprises chiefly correspondence between Indian Agents and the Indian Affairs office in Ottawa. RG-15 comprises material from the Department of the Interior, including in particular Métis scrip material.