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The magazine of the Library of Virginia. Our quarterly magazine describes and illustrates the holdings and happenings at the Library of Virginia.

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Library of Virginia Reopens to Researchers on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The Library of Virginia is pleased to announce that its reading rooms will reopen to researchers by advance appointment beginning at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Researchers will be able to use the collections by appointment Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM. To make an appointment, please call 804.692.3800.

Library of Virginia provides statewide access to “Short Takes for Trustees” video series from United for Libraries

The Library of Virginia has purchased access to a series of training videos entitled “Short Takes for Trustees” for all Virginia libraries. From United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, the series offers 10 short training videos that can be shown during library board of trustees meetings to stimulate discussion about the important role that trustees play in the governance of their libraries.

Richmond Cultural Institutions Share Joint Reopening Statement as COVID-19 Restrictions Are Lifted

Richmond area cultural institutions, including museums, attractions, and other sites, have released a joint statement as Virginia continues to lift additional COVID-19 restrictions. Endorsed by 20 institutions in the area, it reflects a set of shared values and provides staff, volunteers, and members of the public with a unified response during this challenging moment.

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Collection Releases

The Library of Virginia Quarterly Report of Newly-Available Archival Accessions
January 1st - March 31st, 2020

A report including the creator, title, size, brief description, and accession number of the local, map, private, and state archival collections described and/or received during the time period. Some collections may be closed for processing; check with Archives Reference Services regarding availability for research use.

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