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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 FamilySearch.org to continue your family discoveries. During the time the Family History Library is closed personal assistance will continue to be provided online through 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.


Welcome to the Family History Library[edit | edit source]

Learn about the famous Family History Library in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit in person for fun, engaging, interactive discovery experiences and to learn about your family's history. If you aren't able to visit, use FamilySearch.org to search for your ancestors in indexed and digital collections. You don't want to miss out on this valuable resource in the heart of Salt Lake City. #FamilyHistoryLibrary

Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Family History Library


35 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-1103
Phone: 1 801-240-6996
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Current Hours


CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE








Discovery Experience at the Library[edit | edit source]

Family History Library Main Floor

Learn about the Discovery Experiences on the Main Floor of the Family History Library.








Family History Library Information[edit | edit source]

Family History Library Main Floor

Upcoming Family Events 2020[edit | edit source]

See our Family Events page for upcoming activities.

Classes and Online Webinars[edit | edit source]

Attend classes in person in the Family History Library or view some of them online as a webinar. Click on the month to see a list of all classes. All classes and webinars are free to the public. If you have problems viewing the class schedules using Mozilla Firefox browser, try Google Chrome, or Internet Explorer.

Webinars are currently being broadcast via Zoom. If you are not familiar with the program, this short video will teach you how to use Zoom to join a meeting. Click here to view the video.

Current Month Schedule[edit | edit source]

Plan a Family, Youth, or Adult Group Activity[edit | edit source]

We will not be accepting reservations for group activities at this time due to the closure of the Family History Library.

Guest Resources[edit | edit source]

Research Specialist helping a guest

The Family History Library has many resources available free of charge. Some of our resources are photo and slide scanners, digital film readers, microfilm readers, classes and webinars, subscription websites, professional research specialists, and volunteers. For a detailed list of resources see the following link: Guest Resources at the Family History Library

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has one of the largest genealogical collections in the world. It is especially strong for the United States, British Isles, Scandinavia, Europe, Mexico, and parts of Germany, but also contains material from all parts of the world. The collection contains civil/vital births, marriages, and deaths, church records, county and local histories, court records, military records, probate records, passenger arrival lists, naturalization and land records. The large microfilm and book collections are being digitized and can be found on www.familysearch.org.

Planning Your Visit to the Family History Library[edit | edit source]

Reservations for Group Visits[edit | edit source]

At this time, the Family History Library is closed and will not be accepting group reservations.

Family History Library Guests


Books at the Family History Library[edit | edit source]

Microfilms at the Family History Library[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library houses over 2.4 million microfilms, many of which are available on FamilySearch.org as digital images with your free FamilySearch account. Because of contractual agreements, some digital images must be viewed while at the FHL, a family history center, or FamilySearch Affiliate Library.

Ordering Microfilm to the Family History Library[edit | edit source]

Some microfilms and microfiche are stored at the Granite Vault in Salt Lake City. These microfilms can be ordered into the Family History Library and may take several days to reach the Family History Library. If the Catalog shows a microfilm/fiche is in the vault, we recommend that you order it ahead of time so it will be at the Library when you arrive.

  • Use this form to order a copy to the Family History Library. Visit the Access Service Window on the corresponding collection floor to order your microfilm. Please allow 1-2 business days for it to arrive to the FHL.

There is a order limit of 10 films per guest per day.

Parking at the Family History Library[edit | edit source]

Information about parking at Temple Square can be found here. This includes information on where to park in and around Temple Square, including the Family History Library, parking hours and rate information, UTA Trax information, and more.

Library Rules[edit | edit source]

While visiting the Library, be sure to view the current listing of Family History Library Rules.

Volunteer at the Family History Library[edit | edit source]

Do you want to volunteer at the Family History Library? See Volunteer at the Family History Library.

Donations to the Family History Library[edit | edit source]

Have Questions? Give us a call![edit | edit source]

Classes, Hours, Parking:
1 801-240-6536

Group reservations:
At this time, the Family History Library is closed and will not be accepting group reservations.

1-801-240-4673

Lost and Found:
1 801-240-5624

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