Genealogical Library Will Close for Move to New Quarters

    “Genealogical Library Will Close for Move to New Quarters,” Ensign, Aug. 1985, 74

    Genealogical Library Will Close for Move to New Quarters

    The Church’s Genealogical Library will move to its new building west of Temple Square in Salt Lake City during October, and it will be closed for eleven days, beginning Monday, October 14, to make the move possible.

    Elder Richard G. Scott of the Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy, executive director of the Genealogical Department, said there will be no access to its massive collection of microfilms, reading machines, books, and other facilities until the library opens its doors in the new facility Friday, October 25.

    The new building, located south of the Museum of Church History and Art on West Temple Street, will provide more space and more modern facilities for the library.

    The library has been housed in the west wing of the Church Office Building, one block away, for the past thirteen years. Approximately two thousand patrons use the library each day, Elder Scott said, but he added that this figure is expected to increase after the new library opens.

    In the library, researchers currently have access to 160,000 volumes of genealogical information, as well as 1,500,000 rolls of micro-filmed records equivalent to another 5,500,000 bound volumes.