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Researchers have several options for obtaining sources from distant archives and libraries.
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=== Family History Library  ===
 
=== Family History Library  ===
  
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=== Other options  ===
 
=== Other options  ===
  
If you would like to view a book listed in the Family History Library Catalog (or elsewhere) that is not also available on microfilm or microfiche, and is not available via the FamilySearch Center system, here are a few options:  
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If you would like to view a work listed in the Family History Library Catalog (or elsewhere) that is not also available on microfilm or microfiche, and is not available via the FamilySearch Center system, here are a few options:  
  
 
*Check [http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat] to find a library near you which has the item available.  
 
*Check [http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat] to find a library near you which has the item available.  
 
*Visit your local public or academic library and ask them to request an interlibrary loan copy from another library.  
 
*Visit your local public or academic library and ask them to request an interlibrary loan copy from another library.  
 
*Request photocopies of 25 or less pages of works that are not available through interlibrary loan.  
 
*Request photocopies of 25 or less pages of works that are not available through interlibrary loan.  
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*Hire a researcher in the area of the archive or library to search it for you.
 
*Contact the archive or library with the original copy to learn what options they have to give you access to the item, such as purchasing a microfilm copy.
 
*Contact the archive or library with the original copy to learn what options they have to give you access to the item, such as purchasing a microfilm copy.
  
Read additional suggestions in the [[Buying, Borrowing, or Searching a Book]] Wiki page.
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Read additional suggestions in the [[Buying, Borrowing, or Searching a Book]] Wiki page.  
  
 
=== Interlibrary Loan at other libraries  ===
 
=== Interlibrary Loan at other libraries  ===
  
 
[[Category:FamilySearch]] [[Category:United_States_Repositories]] [[Category:Internet_Repositories]] [[Category:Archives_and_libraries]]
 
[[Category:FamilySearch]] [[Category:United_States_Repositories]] [[Category:Internet_Repositories]] [[Category:Archives_and_libraries]]

Revision as of 12:20, 19 September 2011

Researchers have several options for obtaining sources from distant archives and libraries.

Family History Library

You can order and view most microfilms and microfiche from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah at a branch FamilySearch Center near your home for a small shipping fee. To obtain microfilm or microfiche numbers to order see the Family History Library Catalog. For addresses, telephones, and hours of FamilySearch Centers near your home see Find a FamilySearch Center.

However, the Family History Library does not participate in the Interlibrary Loan program. Books at the Family History Library do not circulate.

Other options

If you would like to view a work listed in the Family History Library Catalog (or elsewhere) that is not also available on microfilm or microfiche, and is not available via the FamilySearch Center system, here are a few options:

  • Check WorldCat to find a library near you which has the item available.
  • Visit your local public or academic library and ask them to request an interlibrary loan copy from another library.
  • Request photocopies of 25 or less pages of works that are not available through interlibrary loan.
  • Hire a researcher in the area of the archive or library to search it for you.
  • Contact the archive or library with the original copy to learn what options they have to give you access to the item, such as purchasing a microfilm copy.

Read additional suggestions in the Buying, Borrowing, or Searching a Book Wiki page.

Interlibrary Loan at other libraries