Microfilm Costs and Services


Microfilm of State Archives collections can be loaned to researchers. This does not include loaning any original paper record or microfilm of records for which access is restricted. We do not participate in the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) program used by many libraries. Microfilm loans are subject to postage charges. Films that are restricted because of statutory law and films that are non-circulating because of their high on-site use cannot be borrowed.


In order to borrow microfilm, a patron must sign and return a Microfilm Loan Form. Payment may be handled by providing credit card information on the registration form or by mailing two checks along with the form. If payment is made by check, one check should be made out for the shipping charges and the second made out for the amount of the deposit.

Shipping charges: $4 for first two reels; $1 for each additional reel, up to five reels total.

Deposit: $14 For each reel

  • Microfilm may be loaned for a period of one month, with the option of two renewals (unless the film has been requested by another patron).
  • No more than five reels of microfilm may be loaned to any one borrower at a time.
  • Borrowers are responsible for returning films to the Research Center by First Class Mail® or Priority mail®.
  • Borrowers who fail to return films within two weeks of the loan period expiration will forfeit their return deposit of each reel that is overdue.

Call us at (801) 531-3847 or email us to learn of the exact costs and know whether the microfilms you wish to borrow circulate.


Microfilm copies of public records that are in the custody of the Utah State Archives may be purchased at cost. Please do not send payment without first calling (801) 531-3847 or by email. We will calculate the cost including postage and then ask you to send payment for the exact amount of your order.


16 mm prints (diazo) $12.00
35 mm prints (diazo) $14.00
16 mm prints (silver) $20.00
35 mm prints (silver) $22.00


Standard format is an entire roll where each frame is a JPEG image on CD.

Each reel $40.00


  In the U.S. International
1-2 reels $4.00 $6.00
3 reels $5.00 $7.00
4 reels $6.00 $8.00
5 reels $7.00 $9.00
6 reels $8.00 $10.00

Page Last Updated November 18, 2022.