Lift the “library only” restrictions on films
edited September 28, 2020 in Suggest an Idea
Cindy Thibodeau said: How about allowing access to the films that can only be viewed in your library during this Coronavirus pandemic. I know in doing research for Rhode Island, many of the films are restricted and can only be viewed if sitting in your library. Please lift the restrictions. Thank you.
Jordi Kloosterboer said: A Moderator said that it won't be possible due to contracts. You can look at the post here: https://getsatisfaction.com/familysea...0
FamilySearch Moderator said: Thank you for your inquiry and suggestion. We have had several requests in this regard as a result of the temporary closing of our Family History Library and family history centers due to COVID-19 precautions. Due to contractual obligations, we unfortunately cannot offer expanded external access to records restricted to family history centers and affiliate libraries. We apologize for this inconvenience.
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