The Family History Library in Salt Lake City is now open. Our hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. No reservations needed unless group is over 20 or a room is required. We will expand as conditions change. We enjoy welcoming our guests back. You will find that many improvements have taken place while we were closed. Further opening information will be updated here and at FamilySearch newsroom.
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Family History Library Collection

The Family History Library houses the largest collection of genealogical materials in the world. Our collection consists of books, periodicals, maps, pedigree charts, CD-ROMs, microfilms, and microfiche pertaining to genealogical and historical research that will help bring your ancestors and their stories to life.

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Over 340,000 unique books are available at the Family History Library.
Access over 1,386,000 films, 197,000 fiche, and hundreds of CDs.
Over 128,000 periodicals from around the world are available.
The Family History Library houses over 18,460 maps from around the world.
Over 500,000 free genealogy books, family histories, maps, yearbooks, and more.
Some items are contractually restricted and only available at the Family History Library.