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Chat Hours

Mon-Thurs

9:00am – 9:00pm

Fri

9:00am – 6:00pm

Sat

10:00am – 6:00pm

*Due to limited staffing, chat may not be available at all hours.

Visit Us

Why Visit? 

  • Personalized research assistance
  • Access to billions of records not accessible at home
  • Scanning photos, slides, and other memories
  • Family history classes*
  • Group reservations for YSAs and other groups**

Individual help is available for walk-in visitors or by scheduling in advance. We also offer live virtual family history help.

Scannining documents or photos? Visit the scanner help page.

*Regularly scheduled classes are currently offered only virtually at this time. See our available classes and webinars.

**All groups must schedule in advance by contacting the family history missionaries. We offer both in-person and virtual group experiences.

Contact us for further information or to schedule an individual appointment or group visit.

Hours

The Library is open Monday-Saturday, except for some holidays and semester breaks. Family history missionary assistance is available during certain hours Monday-Friday. We are currently closed Sundays.

For more details about our hours of operation see BYU Family History Library Hours.

Hours of Specialized Help by Geography/Language

Directions

The BYU Family History Library is located on Level 2 of the Harold B. Lee Library on BYU campus.

Full instructions and step-by-step pictures on how to get to our library

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.