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Library of Virginia

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.

800 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219

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History, Library

Website

lva.virginia.gov

Twitter

@LibraryofVA

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Upcoming Events

Making History with LVA
7/23 12pm

Volunteer with us! The Library of Virginia acquires, preserves, and promotes access to unique collections of Virginia’s history and culture. With more...

Making History with LVA
7/23 12pm

Crowdsource with us! The Library of Virginia acquires, preserves, and promotes access to unique collections of Virginia’s history and culture. With more...

Weinstein Author Series – Rita Dove | Playlist for the Apocalypse
7/28 6pm

Please join us in person at the Library for a special evening of poetry with Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, who will read...

Genealogy Workshop | Court Records at the Library of Virginia
8/5 9:30am

Reference archivists Kenneth Forest and Nathan Verilla lead this in-person workshop that explores court records in the Library’s collections and offers...

The Dunn Plat: An Adaptation of Joseph Smith’s Plan for the City of Zion in 19th-Century Virginia
8/6 10:30am

Please join us at the Library for a presentation on a compelling artifact of Virginia’s urban planning history. In 2015, the Library of Virginia acquired a...

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