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- VCRs, Videodisc, U-Matic and DVD players
- Blu-ray players
- CD players, turntables, and audio-cassette players
- Microform readers
- Slide viewers, slide table
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.
Blu-ray discs can be viewed on the Alienware desktop computers in the Technology Sandbox (LB-211), although the computers are “first-come, first-served” and may be in use for other purposes. Alternatively, the Visual Collections Repository (EV 3.703) provides Blu-ray players for onsite playback.
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.
"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:
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.
Slide viewers, slide table
- Vanier Library only
- Equipment available on the 2nd floor
- Support available at Circulation Services (main floor, during service hours)
Headphones for use with a laptop, VCR, DVD player, CD player or other equipment may be borrowed for 8 hours.