Answered By: Ming Guang Han
Last Updated: Nov 06, 2019     Views: 1101

Other than books and journals, NUS libraries also has a collection of microfilms and microfiches for NUS staff and students. To request for microfilms and microfiches from the Central Library/Science Library, here are the steps:

For NUS Staff/Students and External Members:

  1. First head to Findmore@NUSL or LINC to search for the desired microfilm or microfiche.

  2. Click on the Orange Request button to request for the Microfilm/Microfiche

  3. Key in your Matric Number/Staff Number and Library Pin. If you forget your library PIN, please visit this FAQ.
  4. Select the microfilm/microfiche that you want to borrow

  5. An email will be sent to your NUS Email informing you once the microfilm is ready for collection

  6. Head to Loans Desk 2 (Central Library) or the Loans Desk (Science Library) to borrow the microfilm or microfiche

  7. You can use the microfilm scanner that is installed in the RBR section of the Central Library to scan, digitize and save images your USB drive. Please approach the staff at the counter if you are having difficulties using the microfilms and microfiche machines. Alternatively, you can head to the Resource Room to view the microfilms/microfiches and then head to photocopy room for printing.

  8. The Resource Room in the Central Library is located near the Central Library Theatrette 1. If you are unable to locate the room, feel free to approach any library staff for help.

  9. The microfilms/microfiches will be kept on the hold shelves for 5 days for Staff and Students. For External Members, the microfilms/microfiches will be kept on the hold shelves for 7 days. Please contact us if you need the item to be placed on the hold shelves for longer than 5/7 days.

  10. If you still require the microfilms/microfiches after viewing them, please inform our staff so that we can place a hold on the microfilm and place it on the hold shelves for you.

For Visitors:

  1. Head to Loan Desk to do a manual request for Microfilm and Microfiche                                                                            
  2. Please give the library staff the stack number of the microfilm/microfiche as indicated by the red box in the screenshot below   Stack number


Do note that because the microfilms and microfiches are kept in the closed stack, the library will only collect the microfilms and microfiches at certain times of the day.


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