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Microfilming Services

Duplication & Reformatting

Limited microfilm services are available. Patrons may request the microfilming of manuscript collections. Requests will be considered individually. Ordinarily, only whole collections or (in some cases) whole series will be filmed. Microfilm of newspapers or manuscript collections for which LSU holds the master can be purchased.

The cost of microfilm duplication varies according to amount filmed. There is a $25 charge for preparing an estimate. Estimates are valid for 90 days, and if film is ordered within that period, the $25 will be applied to the total cost.

Microfilm duplication requests must be submitted in writing. See Procedures for Requesting Copies for further information.

Remote Film Viewing

Interested in viewing a reel of microfilm from Special Collections but can’t make it during business hours? Patrons can now request Remote Film Access and view the film on their home computer using a web browser like Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Utilizing remote desktop software and a unique remote film access system created by ST Imaging, Inc., patrons can view, scan, and e-mail from reels of microfilm.

Special Collections provides the remote access service for a fee of $20 per session/reel. A session with one reel is offered from 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 a.m. (central time) Monday through Thursday, which is outside regular business hours to allow for in-house patron use of the machine.  Please contact Judy Bolton, Head of Special Collections Public Services or Gina Costello, Digital Services Librarian if you would like further details about Special Collections’ microfilm services for library patrons.