NOTICE: Temporary Family History Library Closure – FamilySearch March 13, 2020

I missed this earlier when checking on FamilySearch‘s blogNOTICE: Temporary Family History Library Closure: I will post an update when they re-open.

Paul Nauta
FamilySearch PR Manager

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 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


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.

  • Logan
  • St. George
  • Lehi
  • Los Angeles
  • Orange County
  • BYU HBLL Library
  • Las Vegas
  • Seattle
  • Idaho Falls
  • Riverton
  • San Diego
  • Ogden
  • Sacramento
  • Layton


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