July 22, 2024

Library replaces old microfilm reader, printer

The College of Eastern Utah Library is happy to announce the arrival of a new computerized Konica Minolta MS6000 MKII microfilm/fiche reader and printer. The long-awaited machine, which arrived earlier this week, replaces the old one which had broken and could no longer print. Students and the public will now be able to print articles for .20 cents per page, or save their research to their own disk, CD or portable USB drive at no charge.
“We are excited to be able to offer this service again,” said library director Barbara Steffee. “The library has a wonderful collection of local newspapers on microfilm and I am happy to see it fully accessible again.” The library owns full runs of the Sun Advocate (1891- ), the Emery County Progress (1900- ) and the Helper Journal (1927-1976), as well as CEU’s Eagle on microfilm, and has on order the Dragerton Tribune (1947-1958), the Helper Times (1919) and the Green River Leader (1917-1919) which should arrive soon. In addition to newspapers the library also has on microfilm the Carbon County 1910 Census, Carbon County Tax Assessments from 1894-1954, Denver and Rio Grande Railroad documents from 1870-1920, as well as some years of the Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News and New York Times. There are also thousands of older periodicals on microfiche. “We are always looking for ways to improve service to our patrons, and we feel that this new machine is a great way to do that” stated Steffee.