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Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library
See also BYU Family History Library.

Harold B. Lee Library atrium at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Contact Info[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1]  Ask a Librarian


Harold B. Lee Library
P.O. Box 26800
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602-6800


  • Missionary Reference Desk 801-422-3934
  • Religion/Family History Reference Desk 801-422-6200
  • Family History Librarian 801-422-7661

Regular Hours:[4]

  • Mon – Thurs: 8am to 9pm
  • Fri: 8am to 6pm; Sat: 10am to 6pm
  • 2nd & 4th Sundays: 10am to 7:30pm
  • The library is open Mon - Sat 7am- midnight, but help is only available during the hours listed above.
Holiday Hours

Directions, map, and parking

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

Census, vital birth, marriage, death, and divorce records, obituaries, cemeteries, immigration, land, Latter-day Saints, military, archives CDs, libraries and historical societies, reference books, family and local histories, periodicals, newspapers, biography, city directories, African American records, maps, government documents, digital archives, FamilySearch,, Cyndi’s List,, GenForum, HeritageQuest Online,, AltaVista, Google, Teoma, Yahoo.

The library also acts as a Family History Center with access to microfilms of the Family History Library.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Free family history classes are taught on Sundays, click here, or telephone 801-422-6200.

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a record at the Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library, a similar record may be available at one of the following.

Repositories with significant Latter-day Saint collections

  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and records pertaining to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, LDS history 1830-now: diaries, manuscripts, Church records, photographs, oral history, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, audiovisual material[5]
  • Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Salt Lake City, the Museum displays artifacts, and the History Department collects and preserves about 100,000 histories of pioneers who set out for, settled, or were born in Utah by 10 May 1869.[6]
  • Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, family histories, photographs, books, manuscript collections, directories, maps, newspapers, yearbooks, and periodicals are available in the Research Center and online.[7]

Similar Collections

Neighboring repositories

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Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. Harold B. Lee Library, "E-mail a Question" at (accessed 8 February 2010).
  2. Harold B. Lee Library, "Contact Us" at (8 February 2010).
  3. Harold B. Lee Library, "Ask a Librarian" at (accessed 8 February 2010).
  4. Harold B. Lee Library, "Family History and Genealogy Resources-Sunday Classes" at (20 May 2010).
  5. "Church History Library and Archives" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [Internet site] at (accessed 18 October 2008).
  6. "Pioneer Museum" and "History Department" pages in International Society ~ Daughter of Utah Pioneers [Internet site] at (accessed 18 October 2008).
  7. "Research Center and Collections" and "Collections Available at the Research Center" in Utah State History [Internet site] at (accessed 18 October 2008).