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Library of Virginia

800 East Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219
+1 804-692-3500
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Great place to genealogical research

Parking is easy here and there is a nice cafe on site...I research here for many hours. Everyone is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richmond, Virginia
Family Research

Vast library! Great for researchers. My mom does genealogy and she found some real gems of... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Eustis, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank KimberlyTeter
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Vast library! Great for researchers. My mom does genealogy and she found some real gems of information that contributes to our family history.

Thank valliam13
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Fantastic archive collections and research assistance. I attended an excellent conference on African American Genealogy and History. The workshops were informative and the library staff was helpful in all areas. I look forward to going back to do more personal research.

Thank jordanjwj
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Toured library while participating in conference in August 2016. Wish every Virginian would visit to see the exhibits, if only for a little while. Advice for Library - be more visible and advertise your events and exhibits to all of VA. Too many people are...More

Thank shalaw1
Reviewed 26 July 2017

If I had only known how extensive their records were and how helpful their staff was, we would have skipped the courthouses in our recent Virginia trip and just spent our time here doing genealogy. Three hours was not enough. The staff was incredibly helpful...More

Thank Cerelia
Reviewed 26 July 2017

A diamond not to be missed! Much to read, learn and explore. Many levels of print. Cafe to eat a full lunch. Gift shop to take home a souvenir!

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Richmond is so fortunate to have this resource. Employees are helpful in finding resources or operation of equipment. The library is easy for navigation because it is close to the Route 64 and 95 exits. There is free underground parking which one has stamped at...More

Thank pdenn
Reviewed 2 May 2017

staff were uniformly helpful. the setting was clean and peaceful. the collections emphasize virginia (no surprise there). the restaurant was much better than i'd expected. it's conveniently located on broad street a couple of blocks from capitol square. there was no rough spot at all.

Thank joebobbilly
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I have been here several times. The staff is very helpful in assisting with research. The volumes and microfilm cover a wealth of Virginia information. Easy to park under the building, great space for working, interesting exhibits. They also have lectures and presentations at various...More

1  Thank Scout1940
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is one of the more beautiful modern libraries in the US. Designed by Craig Hartman, one of the best architects at Skidmore Owings and Merril, the building should be on the list for any architecture buff.

Thank 18554travel
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