The Family History Library in Salt Lake City is now open. Our hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. No reservations needed unless group is over 20 or a room is required. We will expand as conditions change. We enjoy welcoming our guests back. You will find that many improvements have taken place while we were closed. Further opening information will be updated here and at FamilySearch newsroom.
Microfilm, Fiche, and CDs

Many books and records were recorded in microform and stored at the Granite Mountain Record Vault. Copies of these can be found or brought to the Library for viewing on one of our many ScanPro machines. The Library has access to over 1,386,000 films and 197,000 fiche.

Request a "Vault Film"

  • If the Catalog shows a film/fiche is in the Granite Mountain Record Vault, you can order a copy for the Family History Library where you can come to view the film.
  • Film requests arrive on Wednesdays. Be sure to order the film more than a week in advance.
  • Guests can order up to 10 films per day.
  • Click here to order films from the vault to the Family History Library.

As of September 8, 2017, we no longer create copies of microfilms for family history centers or affiliate libraries.


We currently have 3 different ways to access CDs at the Family History Library.

FamilySearch Desktops

  • In the library you have access to many CDs. Click the link to access our CD databases when visiting the library.
  • If you have your own CD, click on the CD drive at the side of any of our desktops and insert the CD.

CD Computers

  • Each research floor has 1-2 CD computers.
  • Older CDs shown in the FamilySearch Catalog function on only the CD computers (because they have older operating systems).
  • At a CD computer, type the CD number to see whether the CD is on the computer or in high density; if it is in high density, ask at the Reference desk.

Physical CDs

  • If a new CD is not yet on the FamilySearch desktop, it is in high density.
  • Ask at the Reference desk, and the CD will be brought out to you.
Search the Catalog

Search for microfilm, fiche, and CDs in the Catalog.