Riverton FamilySearch Library/Resources
With the library closed due to COVID-19, our resources are not available to schedule.
Resources[edit | edit source]
The Riverton FamilySearch Library provides many resources for Family History and Genealogical Research.
* Scroll down to schedule our Specialized Equipment.
New Policy Change[edit | edit source]
Starting January 2nd, 2019, the Riverton FamilySearch Library will be changing to a “cashless” facility. We no longer will have a cash register and will not be charging for prints or copies made at the library. Only single copies of family history printing will be allowed. Personal or extensive printing should be taken to a commercial copy center. Visitors should bring their own flash drives for scanning photos and documents and converting VHS tapes to digital files. USB drives for use in the Family Story Room must be a minimum of 8 GB and be in their original, unopened package.
Computers and Internet Access[edit | edit source]
The library has 128 desktop computers in the main library area, with an additional 24 computers in Training Room 1 and 22 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 websites, use of popular data management programs, and direct Internet links to other resources.
Free Subscription Websites[edit | edit source]
The library provides free use of several family history research websites that normally require a subscription fee for access. Visit the library to see a listing of the available sites.
Books and Other Printed Material[edit | edit source]
The library has a limited collection of hard copy material. Only basic research volumes are available.
Microfilm Readers and Microfilm Library[edit | edit source]
The library is equipped with four digital film readers that have the capability to print film and microfiche images or save them to storage media. The library has a collection of approximately 23,000 often requested films from the United States and Europe (including Scandinavia and the United Kingdom).
Class Instruction[edit | edit source]
Select “Classes and Class Schedules” from the library menu above for details.
Personal Assistance[edit | edit source]
The library has over 150 missionary and volunteer workers available to assist patrons. They can provide personal help with the many aspects of genealogical research and record keeping.
Research Specialists[edit | edit source]
The library has a number of research specialists that you can arrange to meet with to assist you in your research. Click here to see the list and contact information.
Printers, Scanners, and Copiers [edit | edit source]
The library is equipped with printers and copiers that are available to patrons at no charge. Both black and white and color printing and copying are offered. Many printing and copying options are available to assist in document preservation and recording. The library's printers can serve as flat bed scanners in black and white or color up to 11 inch x 17 inch originals.
Specialized Equipment[edit | edit source]
Available for Patron use through our online scheduling system. Click the Images below to reserve a date and time for use at our library.
Book Scanner[edit | edit source]
One CZUR Aura Book Scanner is available to scan, books, magazines, booklets, pamphlets, etc. An open book allows both pages to be scanned and converted into individual images of the left and right side pages. After scanning, images may be edited, adjusted, and converted to editable text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. Images may also be saved as a multi-page regular PDF file or a searchable PDF file. You will need to bring a USB drive to save your scanned images and files.
Photo Scanner with Large Flatbed Scanner[edit | edit source]
There is one high speed, high quality Kodak PS80 Photo scanner available for scanning photographs. This one has a large format (11" x 18") flatbed scanner for over size photos or large photo albums. You will need to bring a USB drive to save your scanned photo files.
Note: Unless you need the large flatbed scanner, please schedule one of the other two Kodak Photo Scanners (below). If they are not available, you may select this one with the large format flatbed scanner.
Photo Scanners[edit | edit source]
There are two high speed, high quality Kodak PS80 Photo scanners available for scanning photographs. Each has a 8.5" x 14" flatbed scanner. You will need to bring a USB drive to save your scanned photo files.
35 mm Slide Scanners[edit | edit source]
We have three slide scanners for scanning individual 35 mm slides to digital images. You will need to bring a USB drive to save your scanned slide files.
VHS/8mm Video Converters[edit | edit source]
We have two VHS/VHS-C stations to convert VHS video tapes to a digital video file. We also have Digital 8mm camera that will allow you to convert 8mm, Hi-8 and Digital 8 video tapes to a digital video file. You may bring your own camera to use with your tapes, be sure you have a power source and cables to connect your audio out to RCA jacks and connect your video out to RCA jack or an S-Video connector.
Audio Cassette Converters[edit | edit source]
There are two stations for converting standard audio cassettes to digital MP3 files for uploading to FamilySearch Memories Gallery. You will need to bring a USB drive to save your converted files.
Maintained by: Elder Tom Stubben
Last modified: 02/20/20