Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Microfilm and Microfiche Cabinets Available for Free

Please Note: These cabinets are no longer available.

Rice University’s Fondren Library is giving away a number of used bookshelves and microfilm and microfiche cabinets on a first come, first served basis. Institutions that take these free cabinets and/or shelves are responsible for moving, disassembling (if necessary), loading and transporting them. Cabinets and shelves must be picked up by the end of September and are provided as is.

Microfilm cabinets available (good condition):

10-12 Russ Bassett Gemtrac high density cabinets.
Tan. 90"H x 30W.
(Note: typically these are installed in pairs)
19 Russ Bassett Lower Vertical Cabinets.
11 drawers with five rows.
Dark Gray. 57.5”H x 23.75W 
9 JB Lower Vertical Cabinets.
12 Drawers with five rows.
Gray. 57.5"H x 23.75W 
2 Watson Lower Vertical Cabinets.
11 drawers with five rows.
Dark Gray. 57.5”H x 23.75W 
4 Russ Bassett Upper Overflow Drawers.
5 Drawers with Six Rows.
Dark Gray. 34"H x 25W 
18 JB Upper Overflow Drawers.
5 Drawers with 6 Rows.
Gray. 31.75"H x 23.75W 

Microfilm/ microfiche cabinets available (fair to poor condition):

We also are making available a number of microfilm and microfiche cabinets that are in fair to poor condition (e.g. stained with ink, scuffed up exteriors, mismatched drawers, loose handles, etc):
Recordak Microfilm Cabinet
  • 1 JB Overflow Upper Microfilm Drawers. 31.75"H x 23.75W
  • 3 Recordak Microfilm Cabinet (10 drawers/5 rows). 32.75"H x 23.5W
  • 5 Russ Bassett Overflow Upper Microfilm Drawers . 34"H x 25W
  • 29 Watson Overflow Upper Microfilm Drawers. 52"H x 23.5"W
  • 23 Watson Lower Microfilm Cabinets (11 Drawers/5 Rows). 57.5"H x 23.75W
  • 2 Microfiche Cabinets (no manufacturers’ label) 9 Drawers/2 Rows. 18.25H x 57.25W
  • 4 Microfiche Cabinets ((no manufacturers’ label) 7 Drawers/2 Rows. 18.25H x 51.5W
  • 3 General Firing Proof Company Microfiche Cabinets. 9 Drawers/2 Rows. 13"H x 41.75W

Bookshelves available (good condition):

95 Aetnastack double-facing shelving units. 84" H x 36" W x 16.5" D
13 double-facing gray shelving units. 36" H x 37.5" W x 12" D

Contact information: 
If you are interested in any of these cabinets or shelves, please contact:

Lisa Spiro, Executive Director of Digital Scholarship Services

Feel free to spread the word about the availability of the cabinets and shelves.