Even during our temporary closing of the library to the public due to the Corona Virus pandemic, I am still keeping in touch with library operations while at home.
Just discovered that Ancestry Library Edition will continue to be available to Schaumburg Township District Library cardholders FROM HOME THROUGH AT LEAST JULY 31, 2020.
Temporary access for home users is being granted by Ancestry.com to ProQuest, our supplier of the service. So now you have access from home that will be allowed through July 31, 2020.
If you have not taken advantage of the opportunity to access this material from home in the last 13 weeks, you now have another opportunity extended to July 31, 2020.
Access to this service is available to our own cardholders who will sign in with their library card and PIN number. If you are from another library, please take a look at your library website for information on availability through them. Such availability appears to be happening for all libraries that take advantage of this opportunity to make the service available to users from home.
You can access Ancestry Library Edition from our library here:
If you are a current personal subscriber to Ancestry.com then this permitted access to us does not matter since your personal subscription provides you access from anywhere. However, if you are NOT a personal subscriber to Ancestry.com, then this is a wonderful opportunity for you to access this material FROM HOME during the next approximately 4 weeks. Prior restrictions placed on our library from Ancestry.com only allowed access to the Library edition from within any one of our library buildings while you were present in them. You could not access the material from home due to restrictions placed on us.
Life has changed for all of us in the short-term. Gaining access to this material from home is a wonderful opportunity for your own research to continue during the time library access within our buildings remains closed. (As of this writing, our library does offer curbside pick-up of materials as well as offering the ability to reach our library via phone, email and chat to ask any of your questions of our staff that are working in the building.)
Enjoy access to Ancestry Library Edition from home with your Schaumburg Township District Library card through July 31, 2020.
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