Microforms / Current Periodicals

Microforms Room

Hours of operation

Help from Microforms Assistants is available at the Microforms Desk Monday through Thursday 8:00am to 11:30pm, Friday and Saturday 8:00am to 10:30pm, and Sunday from 10:00am to 11:30pm. They may be reached by phone at (617) 353-3717. If no assistants are available in Microforms or Current Periodicals, please go to the Main Circulation Desk for assistance.

For a recorded message of Mugar Memorial Library’s general hours, including changes in the hours of operations (i.e., during holidays, vacations, Intersession, and 24 hour study periods), please call (617) 353-3708.

The Microforms room contains a wide variety of information on microfilm. Microfilm and microfiche reader/printers are available for making printed copies as well as for viewing. There is also a single microfilm/fiche scanner, which saves scanned materials in .pdf format. The .pdf file(s) may then be saved to a USB flash drive, burned to a CD (available for purchase at the Microforms desk), or sent as an email attachment. If you wish to have printed copies of microform materials made for you, please ask for assistance at the Microforms desk.

Please note that microcards and microfiche are located in file cabinets in the Current Periodicals room. Some of the items you will find on microfiche are: college catalogues, telephone directories, and selected government documents.

For further information, or assistance in locating items, speak to an attendant at either the Microforms desk or the Current Periodicals desk.

Current Periodicals Room

Hours of operation

Help from Current Periodicals Assistants is available at the Current Periodicals desk Monday through Thursday 8:00am to 12 midnight, Friday and Saturday 8:00am to 11:00pm, and Sunday 10:00am to 12 midnight. They may be reached by phone at (617) 353-4805. If no assistants are available in Current Periodicals or Microforms, please go to the Main Circulation Desk for assistance.

For a recorded message of Mugar Memorial Library’s general hours, including changes in the hours of operations (i.e., during holidays, vacations, Intersession, and 24 hour study periods), please call (617) 353-3708.

The Current Periodicals Room contains most of the newspapers and unbound issues of the periodicals to which Mugar Memorial Library subscribes. Current issues of periodicals and newspapers are arranged alphabetically by title on the shelves in this room. Older issues of periodicals are bound or microfilmed, and can be found under their assigned call numbers in either the main stacks or in the Microforms department; you can locate the call number of bound periodicals by using the online catalog. If you are unable to locate the material you need, or if you need additional information about a particular title, please speak with the Microforms desk attendant. Current Periodicals material may not be taken from the room, but photocopy machines are available in the room. In addition to these services, the Current Periodicals Room provides a quiet place in the library for reading or study.