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No circulation to family history centers.

Make notices such as these more prominent in the Catalog.

And perhaps add an explanation as to why the films are restricted.
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  • I cannot understand why a document is cataloged if it is not available to patrons. That's a teaser! Incidentally, if a Center has stored a film and fiche for years, then recently found it to be "restricted", what is the instruction from FamilySearch as far as labeling and use?
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    • Good explanation; thanks Vern. HOWEVER, here's my question: If a Family History Center has stored a film and fiche for years, then recently found it to be "restricted", what is the instruction from FamilySearch as far as storage, labeling and use of that film or fiche?
    • If a film or fiche becomes restricted, family history centers are sent a list of those items with instructions to return them. If they receive no such instructions, they keep them and use them as usual - no special storage, labeling or use needed.

      Also, I think it is important for all of FamilySearch's holdings to be in the catalog. Those items restricted from circulation to centers can still be viewed in the main library in Salt Lake City, so patrons planning a trip to the library would want to know everything that would be available to them there.

      And I agree whole-heartedly that the catalog needs the restrictions to be posted prominently and the restrictions to be up to date and to include the reasons for the restriction.
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  • Link the three systems (circulation, restrictions, and catalog) together and display real-time information about any circulation restrictions in the FamilySearch catalog before someone tries to place an order for a film.

    As it is now, none of the systems really talk to each other and this causes a great deal of frustration. To say, at least you don't have to wait 6 weeks to find out you can't get the film isn't really a good answer. This should be improved.
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