The following is an announcement from the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS):
NEHGS continually strives to respond to the changing needs of our members and the world of genealogy. In order to focus its resources in an optimal manner, the Society is making plans to discontinue its Circulating Library service in Spring 2006.
Keeping on top of current trends in online services, NEHGS will offer other benefits to its members such as HeritageQuest Online, currently being phased in on the NEHGS website, NewEnglandAncestors.org. The Society will make lectures available for members to download and, once the Circulating Library closes, the staff will provide assistance in helping members locate copies of books previously available through the Circulating Library.
The Circulating Library Catalog is still available and will continue to be a useful resource even after the NEHGS Circulating Library has closed. The 2-volume catalog, listing over 30,000 titles, is a core reference of resources for anyone doing New England research and genealogical research in general.
The service will continue to operate until next spring with a few minor changes. Loans will be limited to three books at a time and payment for orders will be by credit card only. The return pouch system will be discontinued and all books will be shipped via UPS and must be returned with tracking or delivery confirmation.
NEHGS is currently updating its website to reflect changes in its Circulating Library ordering procedures. For assistance with requests from the Circulating Library, please contact NEHGS Member Services toll-free at 1-888-296-3447 (Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm ET) or via email at email@example.com.