The Allison Library holds a considerable collection of microforms, which include microfilm and microfiche. These are two types of film on which micro-copies of books, theses, and journals are stored. The library’s collection of microforms includes copies of rare books, historical runs of journals, and theological theses and dissertations written across North America and beyond. These items appear in search results, clearly marked “John Richard Allison Library Microform.” 

A microform reader is required to read these copies, and the Allison Library has one reader located in the media section (see Library Floor Plan). The reader can also be used to make copies, which cost 10¢/page and can be paid for at the Circulation Desk. 

If you have not used the microform collection and/or equipment before, please visit the Circulation Desk for assistance.