Thursday, October 18, 2012

A library without books?

Libraries are places with lots of books, right?  Well, if you visit the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, you may be surprised to see empty shelves! FamilySearch is removing their book collections from the shelves and digitizing them.  

While this may be an unpleasant surprise for someone visiting the Family History Library in person, this is great news for those of us who can't jump in the car and quickly arrive. 

Books that are no longer under copyright from the Family History Library, along with family history books from six other libraries, are available digitally now at Family History Books.  You can get there by going to and choosing the "Books" tab or by going directly to "".  

Books still under copyright may soon be available digitally, as well, on a "check out" basis. In the mean time, start searching their extensive collection today at!

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