The BYU Family History Library is now open to everyone


We are glad to be back in the Brigham Young University Family History Library. The BYU Family History Library is. part of the main Harold B. Lee University Library on campus. It is open during regular library hours. Here is a link to the Library Hours page: Because the library is part of the university, it is always a good idea to check for holidays and other times when the library may have different hours due to finals or between semesters. 

Missionary help with family history is available Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm and Friday 10am-6pm, Mountain Time. Only virtual help will be available until June 21st and then we will be providing help both virtually and in-person at the same times. It is likely that the availability for missionary help will increase as we have more missionaries to work. Currently we are not open on Sundays and the Sunday virtual classes will continue to be held. 

During the pandemic, all the missionaries have been working from home. Due to the pandemic, no new missionaries have been added and we need about 50 more missionaries to support a complete schedule. If you are interested in helping in library, please contact us through the BYU Family History Library website:

We will be having a welcome back party on Monday, June 21st, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Activities include:

  • BYU Family History Prize Wheel
  • Family History Escape Room
  • Runs every hour
  • Discovery Center Activities*
  • Famous Relatives Bingo*
  • Famous People Activity*
  • Historical Newspapers Display*
  • RootsTech Sessions in Classroom
  • Relatives Around Me Contest (12 PM)

The 2 most closely related people who don’t know each other get a prize

*Come to the desk for candy if you complete this activity

Source: Genealogy’s Star

Posted On: June 17, 2021 at 10:45AM