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The Library is one of the oldest agencies of Virginia government, founded in 1823 to preserve and provide access to the state's incomparable printed and manuscript holdings. Our collection, which has grown steadily through the years, is the most comprehensive resource in the world for the study of Virginia history, culture, and government.

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Upcoming Events

Virginia Literary Awards Panel Discussion | Fiction
9/28 6pm

At 6:00 p.m. join the Library of Virginia live on our Facebook or YouTube pages as author Brian Castleberry moderates a virtual discussion with fiction award...

Research Sprint | History Unfolded: U.S. Newspapers & the Holocaust
10/1 12pm

Volunteer to help uncover history with us! What did Virginia newspapers report about Nazi persecution during the 1930s and 1940s? In partnership with the...

Online Research Skills for Family and Local History
10/4 12pm

Join us for a virtual workshop led by reference librarians Annie Hatton and Becky Schneider on finding and evaluating historical information online. Learn...

Virginia Literary Awards Panel Discussion | Poetry
10/6 6pm

At 6:00 p.m. join the Library of Virginia live on our Facebook or YouTube pages as Virginia author and executive director of James Madison University's...

Literary Virginia Book Group | All the Little Hopes
10/12 6pm

Read and discuss the best of today's Virginia literature—including books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and finalists in fiction and...

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