| BYU Family History Library|
Harold B. Lee Library atrium at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
E-mail: Ask a Librarian
- Harold B. Lee Library
- P.O. Box 26800
- Brigham Young University
- Provo, UT 84602-6800
- Missionary Reference Desk 801-422-3934
- Religion/Family History Reference Desk 801-422-6200
- Family History Librarian 801-422-7661
- The library is open Monday - Saturday 7am - midnight, but help is only available during the hours listed below
- Monday – Thursday: 8am to 9pm
- Friday: 8am to 6pm
- Saturday: 10am to 6pm
- 2nd & 4th Sundays: 10am to 7:30pm
- Holiday Hours
Directions, map, and parking
Internet sites and databases:
- BYU Family History Library website
- BYU Harold B. Lee Library Internet site, books & more, articles & more, subject guides, databases, journals, collections, today in the library, ask, reserve a group study room.
- BYU Harold B. Lee Library Catalog Online, net I.D. required.
- General databases A-Z list of thousands, many of which are available off-campus.
The BYU Family History Library, located in the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, has 300,000+ microfilms, hundreds of thousands of microfiche, newspapers on microfilm, numerous subscription online databases, and access to many well known online genealogical databases. Patrons may also order Salt Lake City, Family History Library microfilms (no more than two at a time). A list of all our resources is viewable at our website. Some online resources are only accessible in the library, some are available anywhere through the internet.
The BYU FHL offers an array of scanners for slides, negatives, prints, documents, maps, and microforms in all formats, at no charge (patrons should bring their own storage media). A large format printer for photos and charts or posters up to 24” x 56” is available. Instruction is usually available for all equipment. A BYU card or courtesy card is required for printing. Money can be added to cards on site. Patrons may view the equipment at http://guides.lib.byu.edu/content.php?pid=46986&sid=372141
The physical collection consists of several thousand family and personal histories, county and local histories, a maps department, reference works, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, and numerous genealogical periodicals.
Family History Consultants
One hundred fifty volunteer consultants provide assistance with genealogical research. Professional librarians, and student employees are available to answer questions.
Visiting the Library
The library is open the second and fourth Sunday of each month, with few exceptions. Classes and library hours can be viewed at http://lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/sunday-classes/
Visitor parking is located north of the Art Museum or south of the Law School and east of the Wilkinson Student Center. http://map.byu.edu/ Or ride the bus. Walk to center of campus to locate the library.
- Free family history classes are taught on Sundays, click here, or telephone 801-422-6200.
- Ask the Consultants for help.They have a vast store of knowledge and love helping patrons.
If you cannot visit or find a record at the BYU Family History Library, a similar record may be available at one of the following.
Repositories with significant Latter-day Saint collections
- BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy, Provo.
- Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.
- Church History Library, Salt Lake City, LDS history 1830-now: diaries, manuscripts, Church records, photographs, oral history, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, audiovisual material
- Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Salt Lake City, the Museum displays artifacts, and the History Department collects and preserves about 100,000 histories of pioneers who set out for, settled, or were born in Utah by 10 May 1869.
- Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, family histories, photographs, books, manuscript collections, directories, maps, newspapers, yearbooks, and periodicals are available in the Research Center and online.
- Utah State Archives, SLC, newspaper, death, land, court, history, naturalization, military, directories, criminal.
- Utah State University, Logan, Special Collections and Archives local historical and biographical sources.
- University of Utah, SLC, history, biography, newspapers, government documents, and Western Americana.
- United States District Court of Utah federal court records.
- Utah County Court local court records.
- Provo City Library, history, newspapers, obituaries, cemeteries, FamilySearch, HeritageQuest, death certificates.
- Salt Lake City Public Library Utah newspapers on microfilm, and genealogical databases.