The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, is expanding its hours. Beginning Monday, June 6, our library hours will be as follows: Monday, Friday, and Saturday 9:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.; and TuesdayThursday 9:00 a.m.8:00 p.m. Further information will be updated on the FamilySearch newsroom.
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How Can I Donate?
Literary Donations

Types of donations we accept:

  • Family histories (well organized, and includes a title, author, and publication date)
  • Published genealogical books
  • Published historical books such as local and county histories
  • Periodicals
  • Directories
  • Indexes and transcriptions of records in book format
  • Yearbooks
  • Journals (over 70 years old)
  • Family Bibles containing genealogical information
  • Autobiographies and biographies

How to donate:

1. Carefully review the FamilySearch Gifts and Donations Policy for guidelines and how to send literary donations to the Family History Library.

2. Fill out the following forms:

Time: Volunteer

The Family History Library is now accepting applications for potential volunteers!

The Library offers many volunteer opportunities; click here to view descriptions of the various volunteer types, to see specific current needs, and to fill out a volunteer application.

Questions? Feel free to email us with questions about volunteering at

Other Ways to Volunteer

Want to volunteer more unofficially? You are welcome to volunteer in the following ways at any time:

Financial Donations

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Contact Us
For donation inquiries please contact the Collections Team:

phone: 1-801-240-1855