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Church History


Getting Started

at the Church History Library

New to the Church History Library? Check out the links below for information on how to get started doing research either at the library in Salt Lake City or remotely using electronic resources from your own home.

Introduction to the Library

The current Church History Library building was completed in 2009. It is a state-of-the-art facility designed to house the records of the Church in a way that will preserve them for future generations for hundreds of years to come.

Patron Registration

Patrons who use the library’s reading room and digital assets are required to complete a registration process. Registration may be done online prior to coming to the library.

Planning Your Visit

This page gives important information about things to know before making your first visit to the library.

Orientation Video

This four-minute video shows you what to expect the first time you come to the library to do research.

Locating Complete Source Information

As you research, you will need to identify and document the complete source information to assist in correct citation as well as in obtaining permissions.

History of the Library

Though the current building was completed in 2009, the Church History Library has a history dating back to the earliest days of the Church.

Featured Collections

These collections feature some of the library’s most recently digitized or unique collections.