By partnering with FamilySearch.org, a website provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the city library can provide access to millions of rolls of microfilm and microfiche for a fee of $5.50.
Requested rolls of the microfilm are delivered to the library from the Family History Library where they're stored, 40 miles to the north.
Patrons will have 30 days to view the material. Loan renewals and indefinite loans are also possible, said Kyrstin Anderson, Orem library spokeswoman.
"To better facilitate this change, the Orem library has set up a room with microfilm and microfiche readers, as well as a ScanPro 2000, which offers the latest technology for viewing, scanning and then saving microfilm images to the patron's flash drive," Anderson said in a press release.