Special & Area Studies Collections
PO Box 117005
George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
205 Smathers Library
Gainesville, FL 32611-7005
(Physical address: 1508 Union Rd)

Email: special@uflib.ufl.edu
Phone: 352.273.2755
Fax: 352.846.2746

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Microfilm Sales Program

As part of its preservation mission, the University of Florida microfilmed thousands of brittle books, journals and newspapers between the 1940's and 2005. Using both grant and in house funds, circulating and Special Collections materials in many topical areas were filmed, including but not limited to:

NEH/RLG GCMP 2: Caribbean Basin
SOLINET/ASERL Brasiliana and Africana
NEH/RLG-GCMP4: Defoe and French Drama
SOLINET: Works Project Administration material
SOLINET: Theology Collection
SOLINET: Materials in Higher Education
NEH: United States Agriculture Information Network
United States Newspaper Project
Florida county newspapers
Baldwin Collection materials from 1850 to 1869

Over 20,000 reels of print master microfilm reels are housed in environmentally correct storage and are available for duplication. Individuals and institutions may purchase microfilm [35mm silver polyester positive] copies of titles that UF has filmed.


The cost of each microfilm reel is $56.75, as of March 2014. Per email correspondence with Backstage Library Works (formerly OCLC Preservation Reosurces) staff in July of 2009, the $56.75 price will remain in effect until further notice. The minimum order is one full reel. Reels are duplicated without alteration so a reel may contain images of more monograph titles or journal issues than were requested.

Submitting orders:

Submit orders to the UF microfilm sales program by mail, phone, fax or email.

Mail Address:
Microfilm sales program
Box 117005
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone Number:

Email address:
mfmsales@uflib.ufl.edu Please use "UF Microfilm sales" as the subject line.


Please include as much of the following information as possible:

  • Call number or reel number, title and the total number of reels requested. For serials and newspapers, specify the volumes and/or year needed.
  • Requestors name, complete address and phone number. Provide fax number and email address if available.
  • For works still under copyright permission, please print out and fill in a Certification of Ownership . Fax or send it to us along with your order. For questions regarding the certification, please see our microfilm duplication policy page.

Once exact details regarding which reels to be ordered are determined, UF contacts OCLC Preservation Resources, the vendor which holds the print master microfilm, and initiates the duplication process. Only UF can initiate this process.

Upon receipt of order information from UF, Backstage Library Works contacts requestors directly to get payment information. Once film has been ordered by UF, please direct all questions about payment and shipping to:

Backstage Library Works (as of July 1st, 2009)
9 S. Commerce Way
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Phone: 800-773-7222
Fax 610-758-9700

Payment address is:
Backstage Library Works
533 East 1860 South
Provo, UT 84606