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Ancestry Library Remote Access ends Dec. 31, 2021

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Nov 26, 2021

Dear OPL customers,

We regret to announce that Ancestry Library will end remote access on Dec.31, 2021.  Ancestry’s vendor, Proquest sent this message: “Ancestry cares deeply about libraries and their patrons, but they have agreements with publishers and other business considerations that prevent them from offering remote access permanently.  Consequently, we must ask that you remove all remote access points from your site by December 31 st.” 

Onsite access remains unchanged. Patrons can access Ancestry Library Edition through desktop computers provided by your library or their own personal laptop, tablet, or mobile phone. 

Along with other public libraries across the country, Ottawa Public Library will continue to advocate for a remote option in the future. If you have any feedback about remote access that you would like us to share with ProQuest, please log in to post your comments under this blog post.


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I'm immunocompromised and having online access is important during this time of the pandemic. very disappointed this access was removed.