Voting Opens May 15 for the 16th Annual People's Choice Awards

Cast your vote for the Library of Virginia's 16th Annual People's Choice Awards, part of our annual Literary Awards Celebration. Selected by input from Virginia librarians and independent booksellers, the finalists represent the most-requested titles by Virginia authors in fiction and nonfiction published in the past year.


The Library's Mary Clark Named Chair of Depository Library Council

The Library of Virginia's director of acquisitions and access management, Mary Clark, will assume the role of chair for the Depository Library Council, the advisory group to the director of the Government Publishing Office, effective June 1, 2019.


Training for Working with Homeless Patrons Offered to Academic and Public Library Staff

A feature film released this spring that explores the intersection of public spaces and homelessness has captured the attention of the library community. Written and directed by Emilio Estevez—who also stars and produces—The Public tells the story of a public library in Cincinnati on a bitterly cold winter day when homeless people need shelter.


Farewell to the Library of Virginia Foundation’s Executive Director

The Library of Virginia Foundation has said goodbye to executive director Amy E. Bridge. After five years of service with the Foundation, Bridge has accepted a position as major gift officer at Hollins University. As her roots are in Roanoke, she is delighted to be returning home with this change.


Show Your Support

on Our Day of Giving,

May 15 

Love the Library of Virginia? Celebrate it on our third Day of Giving, May 15, by making a donation to show your support of Virginia’s state library and archives. May 15 marks the anniversary of the dedication of the Library's current building at 800 East Broad Street. Our “new” building now has 22 years of history. And in four years the Library will celebrate its 200th anniversary! You can make your Day of Giving donation any time through May 15 by visiting the donation page.


The Virginia Shop's

May "30 for 30" Sale

The Library of Virginia houses wonderful prints perfect for any home décor.

Our print-on-demand service is 30 percent off when ordered online for the month of May, with in-store items 20 percent off.


From the Library's Blog:

Dugald Stewart Walker

Bookplate Collection

Failed insurance salesman Dugald Stewart Walker (1883–1937), a native Richmonder and self-styled eccentric very much in artistic and cultural sympathy with the British aesthetes of a generation before, studied drawing at the University of Virginia and the New York School of Art, and was by the late 1920s internationally renowned as both a fine artist and popular illustrator of children’s books.