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The Family History Library does not participate in the Interlibrary Loan program. Your options include:
 
The Family History Library does not participate in the Interlibrary Loan program. Your options include:
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Ordering the item (if it is in film or fiche format) at your local LDS Family History Center.
  
 
•Checking http://www.worldcat.org to find a library near you which has the item available.   
 
•Checking http://www.worldcat.org to find a library near you which has the item available.   

Revision as of 19:08, 5 April 2008

The Family History Library does not participate in the Interlibrary Loan program. Your options include:

Ordering the item (if it is in film or fiche format) at your local LDS Family History Center.

•Checking http://www.worldcat.org to find a library near you which has the item available.

•Visiting your local public or academic library and ask them to request an interlibrary loan copy from another library.

If what you are wanting is a book in our collection that has not yet been microfilmed you can request that the book be microfilmed, and then order the film to be sent to your local LDS family history center where you can view it. You can ask family history center staff to help you fill out form 31806, Request to Microfilm a Book. Note that the only books that can be microfilmed are those which are out of copyright or those whose copyright holders will give FamilySearch permission to microfilm them. If the book can be microfilmed or placed on microfiche, the library will notify the patron when the filming is completed. (It may take several months to get permission from the copyright holder to put the record on film.) The library will send the form back to the family history center and will list the film or fiche number the patron can order. If the book cannot be microfilmed or placed on microfiche, it will be noted on the back of the request form and returned to the center.

If you want to own a copy of the item yourself you can try the following options:

•Order a copy of the item through your local bookstore.

•Search http://www.bookfinder4u.com or a similar online site to locate a copy you can buy.

•Contact the author directly if the item was self-published.

•Search http://www.ebay.com to see if a copy of the item is available for sale.

•Search http://www.powells.com/