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Tell me about your microfilm readers, which I understand are only are at the main branch--are there enough for those who might show up to use

Tell me about your microfilm readers, which I understand are only are at the main branch--are there enough for those who might show up to use them, does one reserve one, can one make copies of exposures (and if so, how much does it cost?), is parking difficult at the main branch (is there a charge?)? Thank you--Robert Cruikshank
I have some reels of microfilm I need to review and read parts of
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The microfilm readers are on the third floor of our Main Library.  We currently have 3 digitizing scanners - for saving to a computer file or for printing - and 2 scanners that just print.  We also have 6 other machines just for reading:  4 film readers and 2 microfiche readers.

The digitizing scanners work like our public access computers where you would sign in with your library card to reserve or use them.  They print to a normal 8 1/2 by 11 sheet, at 10 cents a page.  You could also save the file to a USB drive and print it at home.  The print may be a little on the small size depending on how the file is saved.  If you are not a Douglas County resident you can buy a guest pass for the day for $2.00 that would let you log in to these scanners.

The other 2 printing scanners print close to the actual size of the original page.  They print to ledger-sized (11 by 17) paper at 25 cents per page.  Being older machines, there is no log-in process for these.

In general you shouldn't have to worry about reservations, as it's rare that more than two people are using the microfilm at any particular time.  If for some reason you have any problems, just check with our reference staff on the third floor.  Their desk is just to the left as you walk off the elevators.

Thanks for your question!

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