Holiday Schedule

The Library of Virginia will be closed Friday–Monday, December 23–26, 2016, for the Christmas holiday and Saturday–Monday, December 31, 2016–January 2, 2017, for the New Year’s holiday. In addition, the State Records Center will be closed Wednesday–Thursday, December 28–29, 2016. Please plan your research trips and visits to the Library to avoid these dates

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Check Out Our Website Before You Visit

Looking for a branch of your family tree? Trying to find out when your home or business was built? Or do you just want to browse books on Virginia’s history and culture? You can do all of these things at the Library of Virginia, but it’s a big place with literally millions of items! We want to make sure that your visit is as seamless as possible. Here are some tips on what you can do before your visit to make your time with us efficient and enjoyable

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Holiday Shopping Made Easy

Visit the Virginia Shop at the Library during December for your holiday gift giving. All in-store purchases of regularly priced items will be 25 percent off between December 12 and 22. All holiday-themed items are available at a 30 percent discount when ordered online at

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Year-End Giving Supports the Commonwealth’s Treasures

As we approach the holidays, please consider a year-end gift in support of the Library of Virginia. Funding from individuals like you—people who truly appreciate the importance of our collections—plays a vital role in sustaining our acquisition and restoration efforts

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Nominate Your Favorite Virginia Authors and Books for the Literary Awards

NNow is your chance to nominate books for the Library of Virginia's 2017 literary awards. The deadline for all nominations is February 10, 2017. Books eligible for the awards must have been written by a Virginia author or, for nonfiction books, have a Virginia-related theme. A Virginia author is defined as a writer meeting one or more of the following qualifications

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January 28, 2017


Through March 2, 2017

First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom

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