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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





Upcoming Events

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...

25th Annual Virginia Literary Awards Celebration at the Library of Virginia
10/15 6pm

Join us for the Virginia Literary Awards Celebration’s return to the Library of Virginia as an in-person event! The 25th Annual Literary Awards Celebration,...

Making History with LVA
10/22 12pm

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

Memory's Journey: Addressing Difficult Family History
10/26 6pm

For Archives Month, join us at the Library to explore how family histories are preserved by archival institutions throughout the commonwealth and how we...

John Charles Thomas | The Poetic Justice
11/2 12pm

Join us at the Library for a talk by Judge John Charles Thomas on his inspiring memoir, The Poetic Justice. The youngest and the first Black justice of the...

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