<br>Family History Center staff can also help you search the [[An overview of the
Family History Library Catalog| Family History Library Catalog]], or you can search it yourself before visiting the center. The [[An overview of the Family History Library Catalog| Family History Library Catalog]] is a catalog of the holdings of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, the central library of FamilySearch which has been gathering genealogical records for over 115 years. Most of those records were recorded onto microfilm and microfiche. Copies of those 2.3 million rolls of microfilm and microfiche circulate to Family History Centers all over the world much like a public library’s inter-library loan system. The Family History Library's book and CD collections do not circulate.
If you know what films or fiche you would like to order, you may want to bring a printed copy of the film description from the
Family History Library Catalog. In many parts of the world, you may be able to order the film on-line and have it sent to the Family History Center nearest to you.<br>
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== Ordering Microfilm ==
Family History Library Catalog] is available online, and can be searched by [[ Family History Library Catalog Place Search|place name]], family surname, resource title, [[ Family History Library Catalog Author Search|author]], subject, [[ Family History Library Catalog Call Number Search|call number]], [[ Family History Library Catalog Film or Fiche Search|film number]] or [[ Family History Library Catalog Keyword Search|key word]]. Click the down arrow at the end of the Search field to select the category of information you wish to search. If you find a film you’d like to view, you can order that film using the on-line film ordering if it is available in your area. For more information, see [[Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche from a Family History Center|Ordering Microfilm Online]]. You may obtain a paper Microfilm Request form at your local Family History Center if on-line ordering is not available in your area.
There is a small fee charged for ordering films and fiche that helps defray the cost of copying and shipping. There is no charge to view films from a center’s “Resident Film Collection.” Some Centers offer access to printers and digital scanners at a per-page cost. Check with a FHC Staff member to ask that Center’s fee schedule.