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BYU Family History Library Hours

Due to COVID-19, the BYU Library is currently only open to BYU students and faculty and is closed to community patrons. We continue to offer live webinars and other online content to assist in your research. You may also contact us for virtual assistance with family history. 


Regular Hours

The BYU Library, including the BYU Family History Library, is currently open to BYU students and faculty only, Monday to Saturday, 7:00 am to midnight. These hours are subject to change according to the hours of the BYU Library. We are currently closed Sundays. Guest computer logins are currently disabled.

The Help Desk hours are 8:00 am-9:00 pm Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am-6:00 pm Friday, and 10 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday, except for the closures noted below.

The Missionary Help Desk is currently open as a virtual desk for walk-in student and faculty patrons from 10:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday, except for the closures noted below. Additional virtual help is available remotely, as indicated below.

Virtual Assistance

While the library services are currently limited, we are offering virtual assistance with family history. Contact us during regular hours with research queries or to arrange for a virtual one-on-one family history consultation.

Holiday and Semester Break Closures

The library will be closed for Christmas December 24-27 and New Years December 31-January 3 . Besides these closures, the hours during semester break are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with services limited to the Level 3 Help Desk, December 18-23, December 28-30, and January 4-9. Regular hours for student and faculty patrons will resume on January 11th.

 

 

 

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.