Many older newspapers are often only available in microform. Most of UW Libraries' microforms are located on the Seattle campus; these titles may be requested through ILL. UW Tacoma Library has a very small microform collection as well, including a selection of early American newspapers dating to 1782.
What are microforms?
Microforms contain reproductions of newspapers, magazines, books, and other materials. Microforms are used to preserve content published in newsprint and othe paper formats that may decay over time. There are 3 formats of microforms: microfilm (on reels), microfiche (sheets), and microcards (opaque cards).
Where are the microforms?
The UW Tacoma Library Microforms Collection is located in Auxiliary Stacks. Please ask for access at one of the service desk.
Can I get help?
Ask for help finding, locating, and duplicating microforms at the UW Tacoma Library Reference Desk.
Can I make copies?
Use microform scanners to make digital (.gif, .jpg, .pdf, etc.) files or reader/printers to print paper copies.