The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah is expanding its hours. Beginning Monday June 6 our library hours will be as follows: Monday's & Friday-Saturday - 9:00am-6:00pm and Tuesday-Thursday - 9:00am-8:00pm. Further information will be updated on the FamilySearch newsroom.
Microfilm, Fiche, and CDs

Many books and records were recorded in microform and stored at the Granite Mountain Record Vault. Copies of these can be found or brought to the Library for viewing on one of our many ScanPro machines. The Library has access to over 1,386,000 films and 197,000 fiche.

Request a "Vault Film"

  • If the Catalog shows a film/fiche is in the Granite Mountain Record Vault, you can order a copy for the Family History Library where you can come to view the film.
  • Film requests arrive on Wednesdays. Be sure to order the film more than a week in advance.
  • Guests can order up to 10 films per day.
  • Click here to order films from the vault to the Family History Library.

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with ordering from the Vault. We will let you know when the service is available again. Thank you for your patience.

As of September 8, 2017, we no longer create copies of microfilms for family history centers or affiliate libraries.


We currently have 3 different ways to access CDs at the Family History Library.

FamilySearch Desktops

  • In the library you have access to many CDs. Click the link to access our CD databases when visiting the library.
  • If you have your own CD, click on the CD drive at the side of any of our desktops and insert the CD.

CD Computers

  • Each research floor has 1-2 CD computers.
  • Older CDs shown in the FamilySearch Catalog function on only the CD computers (because they have older operating systems).
  • At a CD computer, type the CD number to see whether the CD is on the computer or in high density; if it is in high density, ask at the Reference desk.

Physical CDs

  • If a new CD is not yet on the FamilySearch desktop, it is in high density.
  • Ask at the Reference desk, and the CD will be brought out to you.
Search the Catalog

Search for microfilm, fiche, and CDs in the Catalog.