Microfilm and Services

Microfilm and fiche are in the Reader Room, along with the equipment to use them. There are 2 manual film readers, 1 fiche
reader, and a film/fiche reader attached to a computer to allow copies of displayed page. The copy of that page may then be printed, copied to a flash drive or CD, or emailed to one's self.

There's also a flatbed scanner, to use to copy a page or more; once scanned, image can be printed, copied to a flash drive
or CD, or emailed to one's self.
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Many microfilms listed in the MCGS Research Library are those on permanent loan* from the Family History Library (FHL)
in Salt Lake City. Other users of the FHC paid to retain these films at this site.* T
he FHL permanent microfilms are between the top and bottom drawers of the file cabinet.**

All the microfiche collection is from the FHL and all are on permanent loan.* The fiche are filed in the top of the film cabinet
by its MCGS Call#.

Other films were purchased by MCGS from the National Archives (NARA) or the County of Marin. These films are also
permanent
and located in the bottom drawer.**

The FHL or NARA number is on the fiche or film box.

The Type/Location field from the MCGS Library Catalog identifies the item as a book, periodical, or other media. 
Use the MCGS Call# to locate an item. See the Catalog page on this website for a list of films.

Also check the MCGS article about using WorldCat and/or Family History Library catalog.


* Microfilms and fiche can no longer be requested from the Family History Library as of September 2017.
See the FamilySearch article.

** Note: The organization of the Film Cabinet is undergoing change, as of Oct 2017. 


ALL OF THESE ITEMS IN THE MCGS LIBRARY COLLECTION ARE NON-CIRCULATING. They must be used on-site.

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