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Visit Us

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.


Why Visit?* 

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

*Currently the library is open for BYU students and faculty only, Monday-Saturday, closed Sundays. We are offering classes and research assistance only virtually. There are no group reservations at this time.

Are you planning on using our facilities to scan documents or photos? Click here for our Scanner Help page.

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Directions & Map

The BYU Family History Library is located inside the Harold B. Lee Library on BYU campus.

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

Parking

There is Visitor Parking at the Museum of Art, located on the northeast side of campus.

To get there, take Bulldog Blvd. heading east. You will pass under two pedestrian bridges; drive until you come to the Visitor Parking Booth. A security guard will direct you to park on the right. The farther south you park, the shorter your walk will be. There is handicapped parking close to the entrance of the Museum of Art. We are located on the second floor. Walk down the first flight of steps and turn right. Go through the glass doors with a sign above it marked Religion/Family History – American Heritage.

Blue: driving path Orange: walking path

Walking to the Library

Once you have parked, take the sidewalk on the right side of the Museum of Art. Heading south, walk forward until you see the glass Atrium. We are located on the second floor, walk down the first flight of steps and turn right. Go through the glass doors (There’s a sign above it marked Religion/Family History – American Heritage). Our department is at the end of the hall.

Images courtesy of Google Maps.

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.