Masters of Library Science

Resources & Information for BYU Employees

The Church History Library and Archives

The collections of the Church History Library and Archives contain a variety of materials chronicling the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from its beginning in 1830 to the present. The Church History Library’s staff are busily engaged in creating and maintaining catalogs and indexes.

The Family History Library

The Family History Library was founded in 1894 to gather genealogical records and assist members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with their family history and genealogical research. It is the largest library of its kind in the world and is visited by an estimated 1,900 patrons or more each day.

The LDS Business College Library

LDS Business College exists to provide a spiritually grounded education founded on the divine doctrines and principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It accomplishes its mission by offering one- and two-year programs to train its students in career skills that lead to productive employment.

The Joseph F. Smith Library

The Joseph F. Smith Library houses collections divided into five areas: University Records, Manuscripts, Photographs, Artifacts, and Rare Books. After 50 years of educational excellence, BYU-Hawaii focuses on educating the minds, hearts and character of its students, sharpening their integrity and their desires to serve.

The David O. McKay Library

Shortly after Gordon B. Hinckley announced that the two-year Ricks college would become the four-year Brigham Young University-Idaho, the David O McKay library expanded. The expansion includes an east wing, a west wing, and five floors of materials and resources to better serve the needs of the BYU-I community.

The Harold B. Lee Library

The Harold B. Lee Library’s most recent addition was dedicated in 2000. The current library has about 98 miles of shelving for the more than 6 million items in its various collections. The library also has a seating capacity of 4,600 people with over 10,000 patrons entering the building each day.