Contact Us

Please select a department from the list below with your reference, service, or research questions. These forms are perfect for users planning a research trip, collections and reference questions, or inquiries regarding specific programs or services. These accounts are monitored regularly, which will result in more timely replies and redirects to appropriate personnel.

Plan Your Visit

We have a lot of good information for users planning a visit to the Library of Virginia in downtown Richmond. Hours of operation, directions, parking, and information on using the collections will help you make the most of your research trip.

Order Materials

Copies of many items in our collections are available for a pre-paid fee. Orders may be placed by mail, by telephone, or by fax. In certain instances, you must request and receive permission for certain uses of our materials, such as for publication or exhibition. Check our forms cabinet for more information on obtaining permission.

Research Guides & Indexes

Not sure where to start your research? Our research guides provide search strategies and recommended resources to help you successfully navigate the Library of Virginia's collections.

Donate Materials

The Library of Virginia's incredible collection of Virginia literature, history and culture has been a work in progress since the founding of the Library in 1823. From the very beginning we have collected books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, broadsides, photographs, portraits, and other items that chronicle the history of the commonwealth. Many of our greatest treasures are the result of gifts from generous donors.

Agency Personnel

Know exactly whom you need to contact? This is where you can find staff members by department or name and learn a little about the responsibilities of each work unit. Information on our many boards and advisory groups is also included.

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