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Ancestry Library Edition

This e-resource is only available using a library computer.

This e-resource provides access to billions of records in census data, vital records, directories and photos.

From a library computer:

Go to Ancestry Library Edition

You do not need to create an account or remember any login details as this e-resource will log in automatically if you are using a library computer.

Frequently asked questions

I am at home trying to access this e-resource. Why can't I use Ancestry Library Edition?

This e-resource is unavailable to use from home as it is not licensed for remote access. You will need to book a computer to use this e-resource.

I am using the Wi-Fi in the library. Why can't I use Ancestry Library Edition?

This e-resource uses an IP address range to automatically log in if you are using a library computer. The Wi-Fi service is provided on a different IP address range which is not registered with Ancestry Library Edition. You will need to book a computer to use this e-resource.

I am using a library computer but I still cannot use Ancestry Library Edition?

You will need to speak to a member of staff so they can report the problem to the Service Desk.

Central Library

Email: Central.library@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7683 2314

Fax: 024 7622 0465

Central Library
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Coventry
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