BYU Family History Library

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BYU Family History Library
See also Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library.

Harold B. Lee Library atrium at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Contact Info[edit | edit source]


BYU Family History Library 2250 Harold B. Lee Library
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602


  • (801) 422-6200 Family History Reference Desk
  • (801) 422-3766 Family History Assistance (Missionary Volunteers)



See current operating hours on the BYU Family History Library website.


Visitor parking is located north of the BYU Museum of Art. Walk to center of campus to locate the library. For more detailed directions, visit the library's web site.


Collection Description[edit | edit source]

The BYU Family History Library is located within the Harold B. Lee Library, also known as the BYU Library, one of the top academic libraries in the United States. The BYU Family History Library, located on Level 2, is a premier family history center with access to FamilySearch digital images and microfilms, other premier family history and academic databases, and a large collection of family and local history books. The BYU Library is a partner with FamilySearch for scanning books, available on FamilySearch Books. In addition to the resources in the BYU Family History Library, patrons have access to many other relevant resources in the BYU Library, including print, manuscript, microfilm, cartographic, and electronic collections covering the breadth of academic studies, many of which relate to family and local history. The library also includes the L. Tom Perry Special Collections which archives many original and rare materials, including diaries, personal histories, letters, papers, photographs, and more.

Services[edit | edit source]

Help with Family History

The BYU Family History Library offers personal assistance and instruction through one-on-one help, classes, and other group instruction. Librarians, student reference staff, and family history missionary volunteers are willing to help you, including providing remote assistance, when needed. For more information, visit the BYU Family History Library website.

Online Learning

The library hosts the BYU Family History Library Webinar series and other online classes and recorded family history instruction on a variety of related topics, from research, to websites and other tools. Visit the website for more information about classes and webinars.

Preserving Memories

The BYU FHL offers an array of equipment for scanning and preserving photos and other memories. Scan photographs, slides, negatives, prints, documents, maps, microforms and more, at no charge. A large format printer for photos and charts or posters up to 24” x 56” is available with a nominal cost per print. Instruction and assistance is available for all equipment. Visit the website for more information on scanning equipment.