The Law Library has an extensive collection of microform materials. Some major collections of microforms include: Readex United Nations documents, CIS Microfiche Library, 19th Century Legal Treatises on Microfiche, 20th Century Legal Treatises on Microfiche, Blackstone’s Commentaries and the U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs.
Microfilm rolls are available for self-service access in the Reserve Area, located in the Sub-2 Core area. Call numbers for roll film begin with FILM or FILM S- and usually end with a number by which the film is filed in the self-service cabinets located by the reader-printers. The New York Times and U.S. Federal Register on roll film, however, have the call number FILM with no ending number and are shelved by title.
Fiche: Request at the Circulation Desk on Sub-2
Call numbers for microfiche begin with Micro 7, Micro 10 or Micro 10 S-.
We do not lend our original microfiche. Instead we will locate the fiche you need and make a microfiche copy of the original. You may then view and/or print pages from it on the 3 reader/printers located in the Reserve area. The copy is yours to carry with you until you are done; then you may discard it.
Microfiche are copied as needed. It takes about 10 minutes to copy up to 3 or 4 fiche. If you need more fiche, staff can continue to copy while you read those fiche already copied.
To request fiche, fill out a Microfiche Request Form and submit it at the Circulation Desk on Sub-2. Because information needed to select the right fiche varies from title to title, it may be necessary for staff at the Circulation Desk to refer you the Reference Desk for further assistance in identifying fiche.
If you are not in the library, you can request that a microfiche be pulled and copied for you by using the Request feature in the Catalog. Staff will need appropriate information to select the right fiche; you can call the Reference Desk at 734-764-9324 for assistance in determining what information to include.