Talk:Church History Library

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Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
 Welcome to the page for the
Church History Library  of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  Ask a Librarian


15 East North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

Telephone:[1]  recording, and live reference staff 801-240-2745
Fax:  801-240-2804

Hours, admission, and holidays:[2] Click here.

Maps and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

  • Church History Library Internet Site: resources, hours and admission, services and rules, location.
  • LDS Church Periodical Index of authors, titles, subjects, and abstracts of articles from periodicals published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and others from 1976 to the present.
  • Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel (1847-1868). The most complete index of individuals and companies that crossed the plains to Utah between 1847 and 1868. The entries include transcribed excerpts from trail diaries, letters, and newspaper reports.

Collection Description

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Substitute Repositories

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Contact the Church History Library" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at,15757,3956-1-2121,00.html (accessed 5 August 2009).
  2. "Hours and Admission" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at,15757,3953-1-2118,00.html (accessed 5 August 2009).
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