Can I access Ancestry.com at the Library if I don't live in Omaha.
Thanks for asking! We have a few different options for guests, visitors, and non-residents interested in using Ancestry.com and our other subscription databases. I'll break them down into three levels of convenience, access, and cost.
If you have a very quick and simple lookup, all of our libraries have guest/express terminals where you can access our databases at no cost. These workstations generally do not allow printing, but you can still get into Ancestry and email records to yourself or save records to a flash drive. The biggest drawback to these express terminals is their 15min time limit, so they're not ideal if you have a long day of research planned.
If you're coming in from out of town on a genealogy research trip or other project and have multiple records to research, it's likely worth purchasing a $2.00 computer day pass that will allow you full access to our public computers and databases, as well as the option to print.
If you live in the area, but outside Douglas County, and plan to make multiple trips to visit us for research, you may want to consider picking up a non-resident membership. At $25/4mos or $75/yr, a non-resident membership will give you access to Ancestry.com at any of our libraries, full library privileges for your entire household, and remote access to our other databases, like the genealogy tool MyHeritage.
Please feel free to call 402-444-4800 for more information about visiting and using the library, and thanks again for using AskOPL!