Library of Virginia

Welcome to the 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.

Find out about upcoming programs and events, and to discover the many special services and resources we offer for government officials, state employees, librarians, records managers, educators, researchers, and more. Here you will also find a link to our Virginia Memory site, an exciting portal that makes it easy to use our online collections, view our electronic exhibits, and explore our rich historical content.

To learn even more about us, we invite you to view “The Library of Virginia: Virginia’s Collective Experience,” narrated by David Baldacci. A transcription of the video is also available.

800 East Broad Street Richmond, Virginia