Learn from thousands of valuable Church records.
Completed in 2009, the Church History Library was created as a place to house records for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The building contains materials that chronicle the history of the Church from 1830 down to the present day. The building’s 10 main storage rooms are kept at closely monitored temperatures of 55 degrees Fahrenheit with 35 percent relative humidity in order to preserve historical documents and prevent aging. Two rooms are kept at -4 degrees Fahrenheit and house special documents such as films, photographs, and other significant records.
These documents come from a range of sources and contain many points of view. These materials include:
- 270,000 books, pamphlets, magazines, and newspapers
- 240,000 collections of original, unpublished records (journals, diaries, correspondence, minutes, etc.)
- 3.5 million patriarchal blessings for Church members
- 13,000 photograph collections
- 23,000 audiovisual items
Many of these materials are available for you to explore, and of course, volunteers are available to assist you with any questions.