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The 3rd Floor of the Family History Library houses the United States & Canada Books

Reference Desk

Stop at the Reference Desk to get a volunteer to help you get started with your research. The volunteers and missionaries here will get you started with your research and find someone to help you.

Glass Room

Reserve one of our glass classrooms for your group to use when you're here. This room can hold up to 8 people. It is also equipped with a network cable and power outlet found in the center of the table. All reservations are based upon availability.

Printers

Here are the services found on the 3rd Floor:

  • There are 5 printers available throughout the floor for your use.

Scanners

There are many types of scanners available for your use. Here are the specifics to each available scanner:

  • 3 Flatbed Scanners (on the back tables)
  • 3 Kodak Photo Scanners (on the back tables)
  • 1 KIC Book Scanner (You must have a flashdrive to use this scanner)
  • 1 Slide Scanner

Research Computers

There are 82 research computers available on the 3rd Floor. When the computers shut down all memory is wiped. Please make sure to save your work often. These computers are programmed with access to many subscription websites as well as different genealogy programs. Here is a list of some of the more popular websites and programs:

  • Ancestry.com
  • ArkivDigital
  • EmiWeb
  • FindMyPast
  • Fold3.com
  • JSTOR
  • RootsMagic
  • AncestralQuest
  • Legacy (Family History Program)
  • Personal Ancestral File (PAF)
  • and many more!

There are also 2 computers that can be used for accessing many of the CD databases available at the library. Ask a volunteer or missionary how to use these computers.

These computers also connect to the 5 printers available on the floor, so you can print what you find on the computer. Remember that you will need a copy card from the vending machine found at the Copy Center.

Books & Serials

The available books cover the United States and Canada. You can find County Histories, Census extracts, Passport information and many more. We also have many genealogical publications. These publications include the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, society publications, and more.