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Because it can be a bit challenging to find us, we have provided a guide on where to park and  how to get to our section of the library.

Directions & Map

The BYU Family History Library is located inside the Harold B. Lee Library on BYU campus.

For full instructions and step-by-step pictures on how to get to our library, click here.

Parking

There is Visitor Parking at the Museum of Art, located on the northeast side of campus.

To get there, take Bulldog Blvd. heading east. You will pass under two pedestrian bridges; drive until you come to the Visitor Parking Booth. A security guard will direct you to park on the right. The farther south you park, the shorter your walk will be. There is handicapped parking close to the entrance of the Museum of Art. We are located on the second floor. Walk down the first flight of steps and turn right. Go through the glass doors with a sign above it marked Religion/Family History – American Heritage.

Blue: driving path Orange: walking path

Walking to the Library

Once you have parked, take the sidewalk on the right side of the Museum of Art. Heading south, walk forward until you see the glass Atrium. We are located on the second floor, walk down the first flight of steps and turn right. Go through the glass doors (There’s a sign above it marked Religion/Family History – American Heritage). Our department is at the end of the hall.

Images courtesy of Google Maps.

Last Modified: January 22, 2019

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