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Sunday Hours & Services

Come Visit us on Sundays!

Visit us on Sundays to take advantage of the many family history resources the BYU Library has to offer, including:

  • In-person family history assistance
  • Collections including premium databases, books, and microforms
  • Access to over a billion FamilySearch digital images that can’t be viewed at home
  • Scanning family memories (pictures, home movies, audio cassettes, etc.)
  • Printing fan charts or large family photos
  • Group activities and instruction for YSAs, youth, family, and other groups (Contact the family history missionaries to schedule.)

Sunday Library Hours

In addition to our regular hours, the BYU Library is open for in-person family history visitors on Sundays 4:00-8:00 PM, except for holiday and General Conference weekends and semester breaks.

Upcoming Sunday Hours

  • Sunday, Jan 14, 2023: Closed (Martin Luther King Day)
  • Sunday, Jan 21, 2023: Open 4:00-8:00pm
  • Sunday, Jan 28, 2023: Open 4:00-8:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 4, 2023: Open 4:00-8:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 11, 2023: Open 4:00-8:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 18, 2023: Closed (President’s Day)
  • Sunday, Feb 25, 2023: Open 4:00-8:00pm

Service Limitations

  • Only the Family History section on Level 2 of the BYU Library will be open on Sundays. The rest of library will be closed Sundays.
  • Only family history missionary help will be available on Sundays, not student or full time employee assistance.
  • Technical support will be limited on Sundays. If there are technical issues with equipment, please be patient, as these may not be able to resolved on a Sunday.

Sunday FAQs

Can I get personal assistance with family history on Sunday? 

Yes! On the Sundays when the BYU Library is open for family history you can visit us for in-person help. (Note that the virtual help desk is currently not available on Sundays.) Groups may also schedule visits on Sundays by contacting the family history missionaries.

Will virtual help be available on Sundays?

Virtual family history help will not be available on Sundays. For now, we will only be offering help in person on Sundays. Virtual help will continue to be available on weekdays.

Do I need to schedule an appointment during Sunday open hours?

Will virtual classes continue on Sundays now that the library is open Sundays? 

Yes. We will continue to host Virtual Sunday Classes at the regular times. (We will also continue our our weekday webinars.)

Will you be offering in-person classes on Sundays as well?

For now, we will not be holding regular in-person classes, but you may contact us to schedule in-person group activities or instruction on Sundays. Eventually we will  resume some scheduled in-person classes on Sundays in addition to virtual classes. Meanwhile, live or recorded virtual classes may be shown in one of the classrooms.

Can I schedule a class or activity for a group on Sundays? 

Yes, we love to host YSAs, youth, and adult groups for classes or other family history activities. To schedule a group, contact the family history missionaries. You can also schedule these on weekdays.

Is the BYU Library open Saturdays?

The BYU Library is open most Saturdays. However, the family history missionaries are not currently here on Saturdays. Reference assistance from students at the Religion/Family History Help Desk is available.

Important Links

BYU Library Catalog

BYU Library Catalog


FamilySearch Microfilms & Fiche at BYU

Scanner Reservations

Scanning Equipment


(BYU campus)

MyHeritage Libarary Edition

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)

(BYU access)

Sanborn Maps
(BYU access)


(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 accessible anywhere on the Internet, but many of the images (ca. 25-30%) require viewing at a FamilySearch family history center or affiliate library. The BYU Library has access to these images.

Info for BYU Library Family History Missionaries