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NOTICE: Temporary Family History Library Closure

UPDATED 6 July 2021

The Family History Library is now open.  Visit the Family History Library webpage for current hours and services. We look forward to serving our patrons once again.  

See Family History Library Reopening Plans



13 March 2020

Out of concern for the health and safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City will temporarily close starting at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020 until further notice. This closure is to support preventive efforts to control the spread of COVID-19.

Regional FamilySearch centers and libraries have been asked to consider the direction of their local and government leaders, and then make informed decisions about temporary closures. If you plan to visit a FamilySearch center soon, please call ahead to ensure it is open at the regular times. (Included at the bottom of this post is a list of centers that are currently closed.)

We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to use the vast genealogical resources available at FamilySearch.org to continue your family discoveries. During the time the Family History Library is closed, personal assistance will continue to be provided online through FamilySearch Community (see video) and Family History Library Classes and Webinars.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this closure may cause. For the latest Family History Library status updates, please refer to the FamilySearch newsroom.


David E. Rencher

Director of the Family History Library


Reference Sources

Regional FamilySearch Centers and Libraries with Temporary Closures

Note: This list may not be comprehensive. Please remember to call ahead if you have concerns about local closures.

FamilySearch Centers

  • St. George
  • Lehi
  • Ogden
  • Layton
  • Seattle

FamilySearch Libraries

  • Los Angeles
  • Oakland
  • Orange County
  • BYU Harold B. Lee Library
  • Las Vegas
  • Idaho Falls
  • Logan
  • Riverton
  • Sacramento
  • San Diego
  • Pocatello
About FamilySearch

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.