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From: Gordon Hillman <>
Subject: [ONTARIO] Public Library Interlibrary Loans with the FamillyHistory Library in Salt Lake City
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 22:29:16 -0400
Outlined below is an official response from the Family History Library on
their practice of having Affiliated Public Libraries qualify for
Interlibrary Loan priviledges. It is lengthy but gives a difinative answer
to the discussion that occurred on this subject:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints conducts genealogical
services and activities under the name of the Genealogical Society of Utah /
FamilySearchT. The Society has been microfilming genealogical records since
the 1930's. As a result of these efforts, the Society has amassed a
collection of two and a half million rolls of microfilm. These films are
circulated within a comprehensive library system consisting of the Family
History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah and over 4,500 family history
centers (branch libraries) worldwide. The family history centers exist to
assist individuals in their family history research and the documentation of
ancestral lines. The centers are located where they will serve a maximum
number of people and reduce the costs and travel time associated with
genealogical activities. Interest in genealogy is increasing and, in many
cases, family history centers cannot provide services to all those who
desire them. In order to make these services available to more people, the
Society has instituted an Affiliate Library Program for the circulation of
microfilms to selected public libraries and institutions. It is felt that
doing this will make the microfilms more useable and enable libraries to
provide an additional level of service to their patrons.
At this time, there are over 130 Affiliate Libraries with film circulation
To be considered for Affiliate Library status and film circulation
privileges your library must meet the following criteria:
. Your facility must be a library or institution that is open to the public
and does not discriminate against any patron or group of patrons. The films
must be available for use by all patrons.
. Having film circulation must benefit the genealogical community.
. Be open during additional hours the nearest family history center is not
. Have staff that is knowledgeable in genealogy.
. Be a nonprofit organization.
. Provide your own microfilm readers and equipment.
If your library qualifies, your patrons and staff will be able to order any
non-restricted microfilm from the Society's collection just as family
history centers currently do. Extended (indefinite) loans will be granted.
Microfiche loans are available. Microfilms are loaned and available to
patrons for 30 days at a cost of USD$5.50 per roll. An additional loan
period of 60 days is available for another $5.50. A third loan period is
available for an additional $5.50 at which time the microfilm remains at the
Library indefinitely. Films can be returned to Distribution Services in Salt
Lake City, Utah at any time. Your library will be billed monthly for any
films loaned. The $5.50 charge includes the film rental and shipping to your
library. Return postage mailing labels are available at no charge.
Microfiche are charged at $0.15 per fiche card and are automatically on
indefinite loan. Participating libraries sign a license agreement; this is
required due to agreements signed by the Society with the archivists and
record custodians whose records were filmed.
If you meet the above criteria, please send a letter describing the benefits
your library can offer to: Affiliate Library Support 50 E. North Temple,
room 599 Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400 or e-mail to
. Please provide your library name, address,
contact name, phone number, e-mail address, and criteria information about
the library. When your library is approved, we will send you a letter of
notification and other documentation you will need to begin film circulation
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