Notice: Family History Library Closure
Out of concern for the health and safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City will be closed starting at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020 until further notice. This closure is to support preventive efforts to control the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to use the vast genealogical resources available at to continue your family discoveries. During the time the Family History Library is closed personal assistance will continue to be provided online though FamilySearch Communities and Family History Library Classes and Webinars. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this closure may cause. For the latest Family History Library status updates, please refer to the FamilySearch newsroom.
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Discover with Your Family

The focus of the Family History Library is to help guests make personal family discoveries. The Discovery Center is a family-friendly area where families can begin their journey of self and family discovery through fun and engaging activities.

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Research Assistance

Friendly people with expertise are available to help visitors. We employ an impressive cadre of 45 full- and part-time staff, and 550 full- and part-time volunteers. Our volunteers hail from all over the world, many of them dedicating up to 18 months, at their own expense, to help guests make successful discoveries.

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Our collection includes about 1.4 million rolls of microfilm on-site, along with over 600,000 books, serials, and maps. In addition, guests have free access to billions of additional record images online. The Family History Library has 550 internet-enabled guest computers and over 200 microfilm and microfiche readers. The Library also offers free access to film, book, and photo scanning equipment to help our guests digitally preserve and share family records.

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