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BYU Family History Library Hours

New Sunday hours begin on October 13th, 2019! From then on, we will be open every Sunday (except holidays, etc.) from 12:00-8:00 p.m. 

The BYU Family History Library will not be open on Sunday, September 29th.

The BYU Family History Library will be closed on Saturday & Sunday, October 5-6th for General Conference.

The BYU Family History Library is now open every day, including Sundays (except for holidays, etc.). From Monday to Saturday, we are open the same hours as the rest of the BYU Library. On Sundays, the BYU Library is open for family history only, from 12-8 p.m. (except ). The help desk services and family history missionaries are available during most of the hours the library is open. Our regular hours and exceptions are noted below.

Regular Hours

Monday-Thursday

Friday Saturday

Sundays

Family History Library*

7:00 am–midnight

7:00 am–midnight 8:00 am–midnight

12:00 pm–8:00 pm

Help Desk Services*

8:00 am–9:00 pm

8:00 am–6:00 pm 8:00 am–6:00 pm

Missionary Help

9:00 am–9:00 pm

9:00 am–6:00 pm 10:00 am–6:00 pm

12:00 pm–8:00 pm

*Exceptions to Monday-Saturday Open Hours and Help Desk Services
For exceptions to Monday-Saturday hours for the Library and Help Desk Services, see Exceptions to Regular Hours for the BYU Library. (Exceptions may include closures, shorter hours, or extended hours.)

†Sunday Closures (2019)
The BYU Family History Library is now open every Sunday except for the following Sunday closures:

  • Sunday, September 29th – Closed (New Sunday hours begin October 13th, 2019)
  • Sunday October 6th (General Conference) – Closed
  • Sunday, December 1st (Thanksgiving Weekend) – Closed
  • Sunday, December 22nd (Christmas Break) – Closed
  • Sunday, December 29th (Christmas/New Years Break) – Closed

Exceptions to Family History Missionary Help (2019)
Besides when the BYU Library is closed, Missionary help is not available during times when BYU Library services are limited to the Level 3 Help Desk only, per the BYU Library Schedule. There are also some additional exceptions.

No Missionary Service – Library may open on some of these days with varying hours and service levels. (See BYU Library Schedule.)

  • Saturday, October 5, 2019-Sunday, October 6, 2019 (General Conference)
  • Wednesday, November 27, 2019-Sunday, December 1, 2019 (Thanksgiving Weekend)
  • Friday, December 20, 2019-Tuesday, December 31, 2019 (Christmas, New Years, and Semester Break)

Important Links

BYU Library Catalog

BYU Library Catalog

Films

FamilySearch Microfilms & Fiche at BYU

Scanner Reservations

Scanner Reservations

FamilySearch

FamilySearch*

Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com
(BYU campus)

MyHeritage Libarary Edition

MyHeritage
Library Edition
(BYU campus)

Find My Past

Find My Past
(BYU Library)

   
Saints by Sea

Saints by Sea

The Family History Guide

The Family History Guide

County Histories

County Histories
(BYU access)

Fold3.com

Fold3
(BYU access)

WorldVitalRecords.com

Sanborn Maps
(BYU access)

HistoryGeo

HistoryGeo
(BYU access)

Gateway to North America

Gateway to North America
(BYU access)

"BYU access" means that the item is accessible on BYU campus or remotely for logged-in BYU students and faculty. If labeled “BYU campus” then it is available anywhere on BYU campus, but not remotely. "BYU Library" indicates that you may only access the resource while physically at the BYU Library. (If you have a personal account with any of these sites, you can access them anywhere. If so, it is best to access them directly rather than using these links.)

*FamilySearch is accessiable anywhere on the Internet, but many of the images (ca. 25-30%) require viewing at a FamilySearch family history center. BYU Library is also designated as a family history center allowing access to these images.