Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday Mailbox: Checking Out FamilySearch Books

Dear Readers,

I recently came across this message to FamilySearch.

Title: Reservation List for Books
From: J
Date: 11 September 2013

This book has been unavailable for over 24 hours. A reservation list would be helpful in these situations:

Title: Mayflower families through five generations : descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass., December 1620, Vol. 6
Author: Kellogg, Lucy Mary, 1899-1973 ; General Society of Mayflower Descendants (Plymouth, Massachusetts)
Description: Compiled family history.
Language: English;English;English
Provenance: Owning Institution:Logan Family History Center, FamilySearch International; http://www.familysearch.org/

This question regards the FamilySearch book collection. If my understanding is correct, books that must be checked out can only be checked out in Family History Centers.

Books that must be checked out are shown in the search results with the crossed out circle icon:

The crossed out circle icon in book search results

The message returned by clicking on the book while somewhere else isn’t clear about the need to be at a family history center.

The insufficient rights message from FamilySearch Books

Signed,
The Ancestry Insider

1 comment:

  1. I have been given that same "rights" message at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It's the same response you get if you try to download a book on the BYU Library website and you aren't a user with certain access settings.

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