Answered By: Dean Riley
Last Updated: Jun 15, 2016     Views: 27

The library still has some periodicals that use microfiche. The best way to tell is to use the library catalog ( If you read the bibliographic record for a periodical, you will see a listing about it. It may be on a database but sometimes, some issues farther back in time are on microfiche.

General instructions:

  • One microfiche reader at the top of the main stairs by the front door.
  • Power switch is black switch on the right side. 
  • Pull the glass tray out and place the fiche UPSIDE DOWN.
  • If you bend your head, you will see a gray and a blue wheel. The blue wheel zooms while the gray wheel focuses.
  • There is a silver bar pointing toward you which has a missing handle. If you spin that bar, you can rotate the picture and re-orient it right-side up. 
  • The black box on the screen represents the printing area.
  • Press the green button to print. There is no charge for prints.