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The following is a list of "Library Class" branch libraries of the LDS [[Family History Library|Family History Library]].&nbsp;These are Regional&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_History_Center_(LDS_Church) Family History Centers] and Large Multi-stake Family History Centers that are "Library Class."&nbsp;<br><br>Most of these used to be known as "Regional Libraries" or "Regional Family History Centers." They are not to be confused with the 4,000 plus smaller ward and stake FHCs.<ref>Allen, James B.; Jessie L. Embry; Kahlile B. Mehr. ''Hearts Turned to the Fathers: A History of the Genealogical Society of Utah''. Provo: BYU Studies, 1995.</ref>&nbsp; In 2010, the regional branch libraries were redesignated as "Large Multi-Stake FHCs" on the FamilySearch website.<br><br>"Library Class" is defined as having a larger facility&nbsp;and are generally&nbsp;complete with a dedicated internal&nbsp;computer server and a&nbsp;library catalogs or card catalogs for their collections.&nbsp; These branch libraries have dedicated book collections in the thousands, microfilm &amp; microfliche in the tens of thousands, dozens of internet connected computers and microfilm &amp; microfliche readers and some digital scanners. All have dedicated servers with DSL, cable or T-1 internet access. In addition all had at least one multi-use classroom, and several research areas.&nbsp;<br>
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Following is a list of the "Library Class" branches of the LDS Church's FamilySearch library system, which includes the world-reknown [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]&nbsp;in Salt Lake City.&nbsp;These are Regional&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_History_Center_(LDS_Church) Family History Centers] and Large Multi-stake Family History Centers that are designated as&nbsp;"Library Class."&nbsp;They are not to be confused with the 4,000 plus smaller ward and stake FHCs.<ref>Allen, James B.; Jessie L. Embry; Kahlile B. Mehr. ''Hearts Turned to the Fathers: A History of the Genealogical Society of Utah''. Provo: BYU Studies, 1995.</ref>&nbsp; <br><br>"Library Class" is defined as having a larger facility&nbsp;and are generally&nbsp;complete with a dedicated internal&nbsp;computer server and a&nbsp;library catalog or card catalog&nbsp;of their collection.&nbsp; These branch libraries have dedicated book collections in the thousands, microfilm &amp; microfliche in the tens of thousands, dozens of internet connected computers and microfilm &amp; microfliche readers and some digital scanners. All have dedicated servers with DSL, cable or T-1 internet access. In addition all have at least one multi-use classroom, and several research areas.&nbsp;<br>  
  
These branch libraries have a dedicated non-paid full-time director (usually a husband/wife team) and dozens of volunteer staff. In many cases non-church member volunteers serve from the community. Local genealogy groups often support these library facilities seeing non-LDS patron use higher than local LDS usage.  
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These branch libraries have a dedicated non-paid full-time director (usually a husband/wife team) and dozens of volunteer staff. In many cases non-church member volunteers serve from the community. Local genealogy groups often support these library facilities.  
  
 
*[[BYU Family History Library]], part of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_B._Lee_Library Harold B. Lee Library], at&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigham_Young_University Brigham Young University<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1292555378919_474" />], in Provo, Utah. The BYU Family History Library was one of the original planned FHCs and is now independent of the FHC system.  
 
*[[BYU Family History Library]], part of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_B._Lee_Library Harold B. Lee Library], at&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigham_Young_University Brigham Young University<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1292555378919_474" />], in Provo, Utah. The BYU Family History Library was one of the original planned FHCs and is now independent of the FHC system.  

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Following is a list of the "Library Class" branches of the LDS Church's FamilySearch library system, which includes the world-reknown Family History Library in Salt Lake City. These are Regional Family History Centers and Large Multi-stake Family History Centers that are designated as "Library Class." They are not to be confused with the 4,000 plus smaller ward and stake FHCs.[1] 

"Library Class" is defined as having a larger facility and are generally complete with a dedicated internal computer server and a library catalog or card catalog of their collection.  These branch libraries have dedicated book collections in the thousands, microfilm & microfliche in the tens of thousands, dozens of internet connected computers and microfilm & microfliche readers and some digital scanners. All have dedicated servers with DSL, cable or T-1 internet access. In addition all have at least one multi-use classroom, and several research areas. 

These branch libraries have a dedicated non-paid full-time director (usually a husband/wife team) and dozens of volunteer staff. In many cases non-church member volunteers serve from the community. Local genealogy groups often support these library facilities.

Sources

  1. Allen, James B.; Jessie L. Embry; Kahlile B. Mehr. Hearts Turned to the Fathers: A History of the Genealogical Society of Utah. Provo: BYU Studies, 1995.
  2. Family history centers in Salt Lake area will be consolidated, Shill, Aaron, Mormon Times, Deseret News Publishing Company, accessed June 7, 2010
  3. Utah Main web site under construction.

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