Microfilm and fiche are in the Reader Room, along with the equipment to use them. There are 2 manual film readers, 1 fiche
reader, and a film/fiche reader attached to a computer to allow copies of displayed page. The copy of that page may then be printed, copied to a flash drive or CD, or emailed to one's self.
There's also a flatbed scanner, to use to copy a page or more; once scanned, image can be printed, copied to a flash drive
or CD, or emailed to one's self..
All the microfiche collection is from the FHL and all are on permanent loan.* The fiche are filed in the top of the film cabinet
by its MCGS Call#.
Other films were purchased by MCGS from the National Archives (NARA) or the County of Marin. These films are also
permanent and located in the bottom drawer.**
The FHL or NARA number is on the fiche or film box.
The Type/Location field from the MCGS Library Catalog identifies the item as a book, periodical, or other media.
Use the MCGS Call# to locate an item. See the Catalog page on this website for a list of films.
Also check the MCGS article about using WorldCat and/or Family History Library catalog.
* Microfilms and fiche can no longer be requested from the Family History Library as of September 2017.
See the FamilySearch article.
** Note: The organization of the Film Cabinet is undergoing change, as of Oct 2017.