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Class of 1963 Microtexts Center

The Microtexts Center is part of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center's information services complex, located inside the main entrance. It is one of the library's most heavily visited areas, assisting more than 6,000 students, faculty and staff each day.

Microtext Center

With 3.6 million pieces of film, fiche, and microcard, the Microtexts Center has the storage capacity equivalent to that of the entire library! These microforms provide access to materials that are difficult to access by conventional methods.

In celebration of its 30th reunion, the Class of 1963 funded the Microtexts Center. It features new reader stations, including reader-printer stations, and modern storage facilities.

Where to print, copy, scan


Location and Accessibility


For Wheelchairs

  • Sufficient doorway & hallway clearance
  • Automatic doors or no doors
  • Table with accessible surface height, knee clearance, and leg clearance

Orthopedic Accessibility

  • Chairs have adjustable height

Nearby Bathrooms

  • Men's and women's bathrooms, each with an accessible stall, are located near the 2nd floor east elevators (2nd floor plan).
  • 2 gender neutral, accessible bathrooms are located near the east elevator lobby of the 3rd floor (3rd floor plan).
  • There are no bathrooms on the 1st floor.

Additional Information

Wheelchair access is from the north side of the Microtexts Center, through the Moelis Electronics Research Center.   (See 1st floor plan.)

Accessible Entrance

Accessible entrance on the ground floor. A brick walk leads from the north side of Levy Park to the accessible door. At the end of the walk are 2 doors. The accessible door is on the right.

Directions to the accessible entrance:   Word   |   PDF