Family History Library Microfilm Restrictions

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If you use the microfilm collection of the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]], you may see a note in the catalog saying the film is restricted. If you visit the Library there may not be a problem with using a copy. But if you are in a family history center you won’t be able to order a copy. Restrictions are usually due to the contractual agreement made with the archive holding the original material. Some reasons films are restricted are:
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If you use the microfilm collection of the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]], you may see a note in the catalog saying the film is restricted. If you visit the Library there may not be a problem with using a copy. But if you are in a family history center you won’t be able to order a copy. Restrictions are usually due to the contractual agreement made with the archive holding the original material. Some reasons films are restricted are:  
  
*The copy in the library can’t be duplicated for circulation.
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*The copy in the library can’t be duplicated for circulation.  
*Only one copy of the film can be in circulation at a time.
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*Only one copy of the film can be in circulation at a time.  
*A film can only be circulated within the borders of specific countries.
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*A film can only be circulated within the borders of specific countries.  
 
*The film may contain several items and one or more of them are restricted.<br>
 
*The film may contain several items and one or more of them are restricted.<br>
  
 
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Revision as of 17:35, 24 September 2010

If you use the microfilm collection of the Family History Library, you may see a note in the catalog saying the film is restricted. If you visit the Library there may not be a problem with using a copy. But if you are in a family history center you won’t be able to order a copy. Restrictions are usually due to the contractual agreement made with the archive holding the original material. Some reasons films are restricted are:

  • The copy in the library can’t be duplicated for circulation.
  • Only one copy of the film can be in circulation at a time.
  • A film can only be circulated within the borders of specific countries.
  • The film may contain several items and one or more of them are restricted.