Got Replacement Library Card Recently – April 30, 2021

When I went to my financial institution not too long ago, I stopped at a library branch that was on the way back. I lost my library card a while back. Reported it and the library blocked the old card. I was happy to stop in the library as I needed to pay $2 to get a new card. One advantage of the new card is access to the various online features available temporarily at home as well as those are available at home too. Ancestry is allowing home access until June 2021 where normally you have to go to a library to access the site. Newsbank allows home access as long as you enter your library card information. It’s only for the local newspaper, but it goes back to late 1984. They added both text versions and PDF versions. In the past, it was only text versions.

Here are the databases available online – https://wichitalibrary.org/research/pages/databases.aspx. Some are generally only available when using your library card at any library although some are available for a limited time using home or other Wi-Fi connections. That includes using a laptop that you hook into the library’s Wi-Fi. I know the Ancestry edition is the Library Edition so you don’t get full access to everything. Think it’s around 75% of the databases from what I have seen.

About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com
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3 Responses to Got Replacement Library Card Recently – April 30, 2021

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    Glad you got your replacement card; too bad there’s some restriction with ancestry via the library

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