Ask for help with microfilm, microfiche, or microcards at a reference desk.
A sense of what it is and how you use it: Using Microfilm
At Cornell, our readers can scan images. Ask Library staff to show you how.
Manuscripts (or other material) on microfilm is durable (which is the point). It can often be easily borrowed through Interlibrary Loan. But to make an ILL request you'll need to know a). that the microfilm exists and b). the series/collection title and/or lender. Ask a librarian for help.