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BYU Family History Library Hours

(We will be closed July 23 and 24th to observe the 24th of July holiday.)

Library Hours

The BYU Library, including the BYU Family History Library, is currently open to the public Monday to Saturday, 7:00 am to midnight. These hours are subject to change including holiday and semester break closures, according to the hours of the BYU Library.

We are currently closed Sundays.

Religion/Family History Help Desk

The Religion/Family Help Desk hours are from 8:00 am-9:00 pm Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am-6:00 pm Friday, and 10 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday.

Family History Missionaries

The Family History Missionaries are available to help in person at the library and via our virtual desk, from 10:00 am-8:00 pm Monday-Thursday, and 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Friday, Mountain Time. Additional virtual help is available remotely, as indicated below. There is currently no in-person missionary help available at present.

The missionaries offer in-person and virtual assistance with family history. Come visit us at the library or contact us during regular hours with research queries, to arrange for an in-person or virtual one-on-one family history consultation, or for an in-person or virtual class or other group session.

 

 

 

 

Important Links

BYU Library Catalog

BYU Library Catalog

Films

FamilySearch Microfilms & Fiche at BYU

Scanner Reservations

Scanning Equipment

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.