There are two ways to get the basement in the HIL – both the stairs and the elevator located near the Research Help Desk.
Microforms are available in the basement.
Microform is a general term for material that contains a small image or microreproduction of a document. These document images are usually found on film. Since the images are so small, special readers/scanners are used to view the documents.
You will find many historical documents – including periodicals and books – available on microfilm.
The HIL-STACKS main collection – the collection you will borrow most of your print books from – begins in the basement. Books in the HIL-STACKS main collection, with call numbers A through D199, are located in the basement of the HIL.