The Microform Reading Room, Sterling Memorial Library

Sterling Memorial Library houses the main Microform Reading Room of the Yale University Library. The reading room contains one of the largest collections of its kind, over 700,000 microfilm and over 15,000,000 microfiche, and is an especially rich source of newspapers and other primary source material. Collections include the papers of Winston Churchill, the NAACP, Planned Parenthood, and numerous government agencies.   The collection also includes documents preserved through Yale’s Cambodian Genocide Program.

All microforms are cataloged and are searchable in Orbis. You may find this deprecated database of U.S. newspaper microforms and international newspaper microforms helpful for searching, but be aware that some location information is out of date. A list of major microform holdings is available but also is deprecated. For current information consult Orbis.

Getting here:

The Microform Reading Room is located on the lower level of Sterling Memorial Library. Take the main elevators down to the basement and take a left off of the elevator. You will need either a valid Yale ID card or a library-issued visitor pass to enter.