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Archive CD Books USA is happy to offer substantial discounts to public libraries and qualifying membership societies that serve the genealogical community. The standard institutional discount is 33% off the retail price. (Discounts as large as 50% are available under our Patron Membership - see below). Shipping is also FREE on orders with a total invoice value over $50.00.

An Institutional Membership is a great way for libraries/societies on a limited budget to provide valuable research tools to their patrons/members. You can choose from the entire inventory of the international Archive CD Books Project, including thousands of CDs containing digital copies of rare genealogy books, census records, parish records and other original records, most of which support an every-word search. The original publications and material are from the United States, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Canada, Australia, and other countries. Popular in-store promotions for Savage's classic "Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England" (1860) and "Black's Law Dictionary" (1st Edition, 1891), among others, can be combined with the institutional discount for even more savings.

Note that the USA company is the most recent partner in the international Archive CD Books Project. At this time, therefore, our inventory contains fewer titles from the U.S than from other countries -- but we're growing fast1! Click here to read more about the project.

The Institutional Membership includes a network license with no additional fees per computer and the license permits you to copy the CD contents onto a network drive in order to facilitate multi-user access across your local network. Your customers may also print individual pages from the products (within the limits of your normal "personal use" policy that protects copyright) and you may collect your normal photocopying fees for those copies.

These additional conditions/exclusions apply:

  • The material may NOT be made available online in any form (i.e., internet, web site, dialup, remote access, etc.). Patrons/members must be on the library/society's physical premises in order to access the material.
  • The discount is not to be used to purchase products for the personal use of patrons/members.
  • The material must not be allowed off the premises (e.g., on loan to patrons) except to a permanent backup/storage facility.
  • All conditions of the single-user license (prohibiting decompiling, repackaging, etc.) still apply. A copy of that license is on the CD itself.
  • Products purchased with an institutional discount may not be resold. Libraries/societies which operate a store may apply for a separate reseller discount.
  • Institutions that are located in Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, and Australia do not qualify. Those institutions should please contact the Archive CD Books partner company in your area:
         Great Britain:   web site   email
         Ireland:   web site   email
         Canada:   web site   email
         Australia:   web site   email

To apply for an Institutional Membership, please Log In and create a store account. Then write to and identify your account login as well as the name and location of the library or membership society which you represent. Upon acceptance, your store account will be converted so that prices on the store will automatically reflect your 33% discount.

Patron Membership

A Patron Membership to Archive CD Books USA entitles a library or membership society to one copy of every product in the extensive project inventory at a bulk discount up to 50% off of the retail price. For more information about a Patron Membership, please write to


1Our Genealogical Consultant, Robert Charles Anderson, guides our selection of the most rare and valuable genealogy sources. Mr. Anderson is one of the pre-eminent genealogists in the United States, a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists, and the Director of the Great Migration Study Project for the New England Historic Genealogical Society. He is editor of the Great Migration Newsletter and co-editor of The American Genealogist (TAG).

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