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Contact Info
35 North West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

Phone:
801-240-2331
Toll-Free:
866-406-1830
Basics
Type:
Museum

Description

The Family History Library was founded in 1894 to gather genealogical records and assist members of the LDS Church with their family history and genealogical research. It is the largest library of its kind in the world.

The collection includes over 2.2 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records; 742,000 microfiche; 300,000 books, serials, and other formats; and 4,500 periodicals. The International Genealogical Index database contains approximately 600 million individual names. An addendum to the International Genealogical Index contains an additional 125 million names. Records available are from the United States, Canada, the British Isles, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

The library is open to the general public at no charge. Provided for guest use are 160 computers, 509 microfilm readers, 46 microfiche readers,• 29 microfilm and microfiche copiers, 11 book copiers. There is seating capacity for 172 at tables, plus additional standing workspace. Regular orientation classes and specialized research classes are available. An average of over 2,000 patrons visit each day.

Hours + Fees

Hours:
Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
Season:
Open year round

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