Riverton FamilySearch Library/Resources
The Riverton FamilySearch Library provides many resources for genealogical research.
Computers & Internet Access
The library has 127 desk top computer stations in the main library area and an additional 24 laptops in our Training Room 1 and 24 in Training Room 2 to accommodate hands-on instruction. All library computers have Internet access. Personal laptops can also be connected to the Internet. Many helpful research resources are available from the desktop of the library computers and include free use of many subscription web sites, use of popular data management programs and direct Internet links to other resources.
Free Subscription Websites
The library provides free use of several family history research websites that normally require a subscription fee for access. These include the following:
19th Century British Library Newspapers
19th Century U.S. Newspapers
America - History and Life, with Full Text
Godfrey Memorial Library
Heritage Quest Online
Historic Map Works
Images of the American Civil War
One Great Family
Oxford English Dictionary
Proquest Obituary Listings
The American Civil War Research Database
The American Civil War - Letters and Diaries
The Times (London)
World Vital Records
Printers, Scanners and Copiers
The library is equipped with several printers and copiers that are available to patrons for a minimal charge. Both black-and-white and color copying are offered. Many printing and copying options are available to assist in document preservation and recording. Temple ordinance cards can also be printed at the library. A high speed, high quality photo scanner is available for scanning photographs and three of the library's printers can also serve as flat bed scanners in black & white or color from up to 11' X 17" originals.
Oral History Room
The Riverton FamilySearch Library has recently added an Oral History Room to it's facility. The space is designed with state-of-the-art audio and video technology. The comfortable furnishings and sound proofed interior provide a quiet secluded area ideal for recording personal histories.
Books & Other Printed Material
The library has a limited collection of hard copy material. Only basic research volumes are available.
Microfilm Readers and Microfilm Library
The library is equipped with six digital film readers that have the capability to print film images or save them to storage media. There are also 19 conventional film readers along with two microfiche readers for patron use. The Library has a collection of roughly 20,000 often requested films from Europe (including Scandanavia and the United Kingdom) and the United States.
Select “Classes and Class Schedules” from the library menu above for details.
The library has over 90 missionary and volunteer workers available to assist patrons. They can provide personal help with the many aspects of genealogical research and record keeping.
The Riverton Office Building cafeteria is available to library patrons from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The menu is diverse and the costs are reasonable.