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Microforms at the Murray Library: Murray Library Microforms

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.


The University of Saskatchewan Library holds over 3 million items in microform format.

What are Microforms?

Microforms are a storage medium for documents including books, articles, newspapers, government documents and others. The format requires magnification to read. There are reader/scanner/printers on the 1st floor and readers on the 2nd floor of Murray Library.

Microforms at the Murray Library include three types:

  • microfilm (rolled transparent film)
  • microfiche (flat transparent sheets)
  • microcards (flat opaque sheets)

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