Location and Hours

Location:

1130 Harold B. Lee Library (Atrium, first floor, at the foot of the main staircase)

Reference Desk Phone: (801) 422-3175

Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. *closed Tuesdays 10:45AM-12 noon
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed.

Closed Saturdays between semesters. Open some holidays. Please call about specific dates.

Note:

  • Vault items: only available M-F, 8AM-5PM
  • Cold Vault items (photographs): require 24 hour warm-up time
  • Interviews: required for first-time users of most items — not available after 5 p.m. on weekdays (except Wednesdays) or on Saturdays

    Driving Directions to BYU

    Southbound on I-15 (from Salt Lake City)

    1. When traveling south on Interstate 15, exit at Exit 269.
    2. Travel east on University Parkway through Orem, down the hill into Provo, until you pass the LaVell Edwards stadium, then turn right on 450 East (the first stoplight after the stadium).
    3. Travel south on 450 East a short distance to the first stoplight, then turn left.
    4. Follow the signs to Visitor Parking.
    5. Visitor Parking is located north of the Museum of Art building (MOA).

    Northbound on I-15

    1. When traveling north on Interstate 15, exit at University Ave./BYU, Exit 263.
    2. Proceed north on University Avenue until you reach Bulldog Ave.(1230 North). Turn right.
    3. Continue on 1230 North up the hill and through the stoplight, and look for Visitor Parking signs.
    4. Visitor Parking is located north of the Museum of Art building (MOA).

    Download a high-quality detailed map of BYU Campus (580 K)


    Staying in Provo?

    Provo, Utah

    Provo CityBordered by Utah Lake and majestic Mount Timpanogos, Provo provides a variety of opportunities for recreation and leisure. Zion’s, Arches, and Bryce Canyon National Parks are all within driving distance of Provo. In addition you will find many city and canyon parks, museums, and one of the nations largest Fourth of July celebration. Easy access is available to Seven Peaks Resort, Provo River, Utah Lake and other nearby state reservoirs for Sporting Events and Activities. You will find quality Lodging, in a broad price range, excellent Dining and opportunities to Shop till you drop. Enjoy your stay and take advantage of year round activities available to you in Provo.
    Provo City, www.provo.org

    Lodging

    As Provo’s businesses and academic institutions grow, more and more excellent places of lodging are built. To see a comprehensive list of lodging near BYU, click here.

    Dining

    Due to a wide variety of cultures and people with experiences gained from around the world, a plethora of restaurants are represented in Provo. Click here to see a list compiled by Provo City.

    History

    Under the direction of Brigham Young, Provo City was settled by Mormon pioneers in the Spring of 1849. John S. Higbee led 33 families (150 People) from Salt Lake City to the Provo area, a difficult three day travel. On April 3, 1849, the pioneers started construction of a fort on the south bank of the Provo River three miles east of Utah Lake. In 1850, the settlers moved east toward higher ground. Blocks of four acres were surveyed and divided into parcels for home sites. Provo City became the county seat for Utah County on January 31, 1850. John Clifton Moffitt, The Story of Provo Utah, Press Publishing Co. 1975

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