The Library of Virginia Celebrates 200 Years!

The Library of Virginia turns 200 this year! Join us in 2023 as we celebrate our anniversary with a series of events and programs and 200 Years, 200 Stories, an exhibition and multimedia experience celebrating Virginians whose fascinating narratives are housed in the Library's collections and together reflect the stories of Virginia.

The Library was founded by the General Assembly on Jan. 24, 1823, to organize, care for and manage the state's growing collection of books and official records. Since then, the collection has grown to 2 million books, newspapers, maps, prints and photographs, as well as 130 million manuscript items, making the Library the most comprehensive resource in the world for the study of Virginia history, culture and government.

200 YEARS
200 STORIES
Anniversary Exhibition

LVA ON THE GO See Where We're Headed Next

ANNIVERSARY EVENTS Celebrate with Us!