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Church History


Mon - Wed 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.   

Library Renovation, October 10, 2016–February 21, 2017

Planning Your Research

Library Closing for Renovations beginning October 10, 2017.

Visit the Library

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

Library Events and Exhibits

Learn about Church history from our staff via presentations and exhibits at the Library and at conference 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. 

Early Mormon Missionaries

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

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database

Between 1847 and 1868, Mormon emigrants traveling in more than 300 companies departed from various places and headed for the Salt Lake Valley. This database is a compilation of names obtained from rosters and other reliable sources of individuals who immigrated to Utah during this two-decade period.

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.

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.

Patron Self-Registration

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