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Church History

Library

Hours
Mon - Wed 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

Discover the Church History Library

Make exciting discoveries about Church history and the way your ancestors fit into that history at the Church History Library. 

The Historical Record

The Inside Scoop on CHL News, Collections, and Services

Learn about the library’s collections and historical resources on the Church History Library blog.

Library Events and Exhibits

Learn about Church history from our staff through presentations and exhibits at the library and at conferences around the world.

Find Your Family in Church History

The library holds millions of original, authoritative records that will help bring your family’s story to life. 

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database

This database is a compilation of names of individuals and families obtained from reliable sources of individuals who immigrated to Utah in 300 wagon and handcart companies between 1847 and 1868.

Early Mormon Missionaries

Discover a wealth of information about nearly 40,000 missionaries who served from 1830 to 1930.

Foundations of Faith Exhibit

Treasures from the Church's Historical Collections

This new exhibit, available online and at the Church History Library in Salt Lake City, tells the story of the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ through some of its most treasured documents.

Patron Self-Registration

Patrons who use the library’s reading room and digital assets are required to complete a registration process.

Gifts and Donations

We acquire materials from around the world containing information about what it means to be a Latter-day Saint.

Preservation and Conservation

Learn how we care for our collections, and get tips on how to safely preserve your own treasures.

Visit the Library

Visit the Library in Salt Lake City to do research, see rare historical artifacts, and learn about Church history.