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Library of Virginia

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This library is excellent especially for Virginia research of American historical figures. Library... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Joan G
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Richmond, Virginia
Library of Virginia

This is the Library which contains many records for various counties that helps with your Genealogy... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Harry M
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

This library is excellent especially for Virginia research of American historical figures. Library of Virginia have books, thesis manuscripts, ancestry research, and Civil War material. This is an excellent library for research and study; I do not recommend returning books past their due date as...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Joan G
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is the Library which contains many records for various counties that helps with your Genealogy Research. I have found many of my families names from the various counties of Virginia. They have microfilm copies of the records and you can spend many hours and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Harry M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I visit this Library frequently to Digitalize documents dating to BEFORE the first settlers arrived in Virginia. The Exhibits change frequently, focusing on Voting, Emancipation, Native Americans, Prohibition, Bill of Rights, Revolutionary War, Civil War and Women's Suffrage. It's wonderful and FREE with ample FREE...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MyWildIrishRose
Reviewed 28 July 2018

We have been working on our family trees for over twenty years and been to many libraries and resource centers. This library is the best one that we have visited. They not only had a wide variety of resources, but the staff was ready to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DoublePea
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The Library of Virginia is a fantastic place to go to get the test books. I find there refrence division above par. Staff is cordial and very helpful. A great place to study and research.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

This library is gorgeous - modern, new, glass, sweeping staircase, huge lobby, giftshop, cafeteria. After going through security you move to the first floor and meet the librarians. You can get a library card made in minutes, but that is only if you wish to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Muffarah M
Reviewed 3 May 2018

The Library of Virginia is really not a Library but an archives. I recently attended an interesting lecture and book signing for free. The have a cafe and a nice book store/gift shop. Check their web site for programs.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Mark K
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Library of Virginia has genealogy class if you are interested in genealogy you would love to take a peak at his place. It's a library with lot of history.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank fruitb0wlk
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I went with a women's group and had a docent led tour. We agreed that the exhibits were the most interesting part of the tour. I wish that we had more time to explore.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank 980JillW980
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Parking is easy here and there is a nice cafe on site...I research here for many hours. Everyone is helpful and there are enough people and computers available to help you find what you need.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank KimberlyTeter
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