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Media equipment

VCRs, Videodisc, U-Matic and DVD players

Both libraries are equipped with VHS, Videodisc and DVD players along with viewing monitors. Vanier Library has Beta and U-matic players available.

  • Webster Library
    • Equipment available at Circulation Services
    • Support available on the 2nd floor at Information Services (during service hours)
  • Vanier Library
    • Equipment available on the 2nd floor
    • Support available at Circulation Services (main floor, during service hours)
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CD players, turntables, and audio-cassette players

Both libraries have CD players, audio-cassette players and turntables available on a first-come first-served basis. The Vanier Library also has a DAT player and a filmstrip/audio player.

  • Webster Library
    • Equipment available at Circulation Services
    • Support available on the 2nd floor at Information Services (during service hours)
  • Vanier Library
    • Equipment available on the 2nd floor
    • Support available at Circulation Services (main floor, during service hours)
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Microform readers

"Microform" is the general term referring to any document that has been reproduced in "micro" format, i.e. in images too small to be read by the naked eye. Included are:

  • microfilm,
  • microfiche,
  • microcard,

indicating whether the medium used is rolled or flat film, transparent or opaque.

Each of these requires special magnifying equipment in order to be read (microform readers).

Scanning & Printing

Both Webster and Vanier Libraries have Scanpro scanner systems for microforms. The microfilm scanners are located on the 3rd floor of the Webster Library and on the 2nd floor at the Vanier Library. The digital scanning of newspapers and journals on microform means that microform images can be saved and then either sent to the Dprint printer (applicable charges apply), sent by email or saved as PDF or graphic files. Users may also print documents directly from microform readers for free.

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Slide viewers, slide table

  • Vanier Library only
    • Equipment available on the 2nd floor
    • Support available at Circulation Services (main floor, during service hours)
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Headphones

Headphones for use with a laptop, VCR, DVD player, CD player or other equipment may be borrowed for the day from the:

  • Webster Library - Circulation Services (2nd floor, during service hours)
  • Vanier Library - Circulation Services (main floor, during service hours)
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page last updated on: Thursday 14 September 2017
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