The Newspapers & Microforms collection includes newsprint, microfilm, microfiche, and micro-opaque. The active newsprint collection numbers over 200 newspaper subscriptions. Titles are regularly archived on microfilm. Several daily newspapers are subscribed to and available on the issue date.
Several daily papers are available for perusing usually on the issue date. These newspapers are for room use only. Included are the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, Daily Californian, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, Los Angeles Times, and Times (London).
Newspapers & Microforms subscribes to over 200 newspapers that are received in newsprint within 1 to 8 weeks after publication. These newspapers are for room use only.
The Newsfilm collection includes international, national and local newspapers, archival and current. Current titles are usually received about 3 months after publication. These newsfilm may be checked out for one month. This collection is arranged geographically in three distinct sections:
- United States alphabetically by state, then by city, then by title
- International by country, city and title
- Pre-1906 newspapers from western American region
General microfilm-Over 800,000 microfilm reels of books, manuscripts, serials and government documents. Material in this collection may be checked out for one month.
Other Monographs and Serials
Included are the English Short Title Catalog (STC), 1475-1641 and 1641-1745, Manuscripts, Books, and Miscellany from Europe, and various rare collections of international and domestic books and documents, generally in the humanities. In micro-opaque are the Early American Imprints (Evans Collection),Three Centuries of Early American Plays, and many other special collections. These materials may be checked out for one month.
Items in the General Microfiche collection are filed by microfiche number.
Government Document Microfiche
U.S. and Foreign governmental documents including patents, the Federal Register, the United Nations microfiche are filed by microfiche number.
Indexes and Microform Guides
Print newspaper indexes for selected newspapers are available, and there is a substantial collection of printed guides to individual microfilm/fiche/opaque sets.