Family History Library

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Family History Library

Welcome to the Family History Library[edit | edit source]

Learn about the famous Family History Library in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit in person for fun, engaging, interactive discovery experiences and to learn about your family's history. If you aren't able to visit, use to search for your ancestors in indexed and digital collections. You don't want to miss out on this valuable resource in the heart of Salt Lake City. #FamilyHistoryLibrary

Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Family History Library

35 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-3400
Phone: 1 801-240-6996
Google Map; MapQuest.

Current Hours

Mon-Sat: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sun: Discovery Experience, Main floor open 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Holidays: Click here

What's New at the Library?[edit | edit source]

Family History Library Main Floor

Find out what's new at the Family History Library! Learn about the new Discovery Experiences on the Main Floor, upcoming classes and webinars, and the Family History Library's Facebook page. Click the link below:

What's New[edit | edit source]

Archive[edit | edit source]

What's New Archive

Search the Family History Library Catalog[edit | edit source]

Family History Library Information[edit | edit source]

Family History Library Main Floor

Upcoming Family Events 2019[edit | edit source]

See our Family Events page for upcoming activities.

Classes and Online Webinars[edit | edit source]

Attend classes in person in the Family History Library or view some of them online as a webinar. Click on the month to see a list of all classes. All classes and webinars are free to the public. If you have problems viewing the class schedules using Mozilla Firefox browser, try Google Chrome, or Internet Explorer.

Current Month Schedule[edit | edit source]

October 2019

November 2019

View current and past webinars

Plan a Family, Youth, or Adult Group Activity[edit | edit source]

Click the link to view Group visit options.To make a reservation for a group Discovery Experience at the Family History Library click on and choose Salt Lake (FHL). To reserve a classroom for any other group activity, use the Online Registration Form.

Guest Resources[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has many resources available free of charge. Some of our resources are photo and slide scanners, digital film readers, microfilm readers, classes and webinars, subscription websites, professional research specialists, and volunteers. For a detailed list of resources see the following link: Guest Resources at the Family History Library

Research Specialist helping a guest

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

The largest genealogical collection in the world—it is especially strong for the United States, British Isles, Scandinavia, Europe, Mexico, and parts of Germany, but also contains material from all parts of the world. The collection contains civil/vital births, marriages, and deaths, church records, county and local histories, court records, military records, probate records, passenger arrival lists, naturalization and land records. The large microfilm and book collections are being digitized and can be found on

Planning Your Visit[edit | edit source]

Family History Library Guests

Prepare for Your Visit[edit | edit source]

Prepare to visit the world famous Family History Library with an online orientation and setting up a account by clicking the following links:

3rd Floor

2nd Floor

Main Floor

B1 Floor

B2 Floor

Have Questions? Give us a call![edit | edit source]

Classes, Hours, Parking:
1 801-240-6536

Group reservations:


Lost and Found:
1 801-240-5624

Parking at the FHL[edit | edit source]

Click the new Temple Square parkinglink to get information on where to park in and around Temple Square, including the Family History Library, parking hours and rate information, UTA Trax information, and more.

Library Rules[edit | edit source]

While visiting the Library, be sure to view the current listing of Family History Library Policies.

Volunteer at the Family History Library[edit | edit source]

Do you want to volunteer at the Family History Library? See Volunteer at the Family History Library.

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