Even during our temporary closing of the library due to the Corona Virus pandemic, I am still keeping in touch with library operations while at home.
Just heard that Ancestry Library Edition will now be available to Schaumburg Township District Library cardholders FROM HOME as are so many of our research databases.
Temporary access for home users is being granted by Ancestry.com to ProQuest, our supplier of the service. Access from home will be allowed through April 30, 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 6 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 during our limited ability to leave our homes is a wonderful opportunity for your own research to continue during the time our library is closed.
Enjoy access to Ancestry Library Edition from home with your Schaumburg Township District Library card through April 30, 2020.
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