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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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Press Releases

The Library of Virginia’s New Genealogy Webinar Series Helps You Explore Your Family Tree From Home

Explore your family tree from the comfort of your own couch! Join the Library of Virginia online for a free genealogy webinar series. With the cancellation of this spring’s on-site beginner and intermediate genealogy workshops, the Library is offering a three-part webinar series to help you trace your roots on April 10, April 24, and May 8, 2020.

Library of Virginia Services Available During the Public Health Emergency

While our building is closed to the public until further notice, Library of Virginia staff members are working during this public health emergency from Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM, and will respond to your questions and research inquiries. Researchers and the public are encouraged to use our numerous online resources. Find links, phone numbers, and more in the news release.

Library of Virginia Closed to the Public through March 29, 2020

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and community are top priorities at the Library of Virginia. To help limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Library is closed to the public through Sunday, March 29. We tentatively plan to reopen our first and second floors on Monday, March 30, 2020, but please check our website regularly for updates.

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Collection Releases

The Library of Virginia Quarterly Report of Newly-Available Archival Accessions
October 1st - December 31st

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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