Find Microforms

The ISU Library has over 2 million pieces of microform in it collections, housed primarily in the Parks Library Media Center. These include microfilm (16 mm film on reels), microfiche (flat, 4" x 6" film), and microcard (flat, 4" x 6" opaque card format). The Media Center also houses the equipment needed to read, print, and scan (digitize) microforms.

Microforms can be located using Quick Search. Add the keyword "microform" (as shown in the sample searches below) to limit your search:

  • rivers AND microform
  • census AND microform
  • "acid rain" AND microform

Need more help?

  • Contact staff at the Media Center during its open hours, phone 515 294-9373.
  • Inquire at the Help & Information during its open hours, or Ask us!