Library of Virginia Reading Rooms to Close on Saturdays and Mondays Effective November 14

The reading rooms of the Library of Virginia will be closed on Saturdays and Mondays starting November 14, 2016. The move is a result of the drop in recent revenue projections, which led to Governor McAuliffe reducing the operating budgets for executive agencies by 5 percent for the current fiscal year. The Library had no option but to turn to staff cuts to absorb the 5 percent operating budget reduction

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Database Spotlight: Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Library is happy to announce that on-site and remote access is now available for the Richmond Times-Dispatch Historical (1903-1986) and the Richmond Times-Dispatch Current (1985-present) databases

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Pineda, Green, and Goolrick Receive Literary Awards

The Library of Virginia is pleased to announce the winners of the 19th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards, sponsored by Dominion. The October 15 awards celebration was hosted by best-selling author and award-winning filmmaker Adriana Trigiani. Awards categories were poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and literary lifetime achievement. Winners of the Library of Virginia’s Literary Awards receive

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Public Library Trustee Manual Available from COSLA

The Chief Officers of State Library Agencies have developed a resource for public library directors and state library agency staff members to use in training members of their boards and governing bodies. The Public Library Trustee Manual: A Template for Use by State Library Agencies and Public Libraries consists of basic information needed by trustees to be effective board members and library advocates

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German-language Newspaper Richmonder Anzeiger Is Now Online

Newsflash for German speakers and those interested in German immigration in antebellum and wartime Richmond: The Virginia Newspaper Project is delighted to announce the latest addition to Virginia Chronicle, the German-language newspaper the Richmonder Anzeiger

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57 Channels (And Nothin’ On)? Governor Tim Kaine’s YouTube Channel Videos Released

The Library of Virginia is pleased to announce a new digital collection: Governor Tim Kaine’s YouTube Channel Videos, 2008–2010. Accessible as a playlist from the Library’s YouTube channel, this collection consists of 63 videos uploaded by the Kaine administration for events occurring between March 2008 and January 2010. The administration created a dedicated YouTube channel for the Office of the Governor

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November 4, 2016

Military Records at the Library of Virginia

November 5, 2016

Workshop: How to Value Maps

November 11, 2016


November 12, 2016


November 22, 2016

Toxic Dust: The Virginia Kepone Disaster

November 23, 2016 -
November 26, 2016


December 1, 2016

From Mary Booth to Virginia Christian: Child Incarceration and the Making of the New South

December 2, 2016

Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest—A True Story of the Jim Crow South

December 23, 2016 -
December 26, 2016


December 28, 2016 -
December 29, 2016

State Records Center Reading Room Closed

December 31, 2016


Through March 2, 2017

First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom

Phone: 804-692-3500