The Library of Virginia

800 East Broad Street

Richmond, Virginia 23219

Phone: 804.692.3500

Monday–Saturday 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM



As the Commonwealth's library and archives, the Library of Virginia is a trusted educational institution. We acquire, preserve, and promote access to unique collections of Virginia’s history and culture and advance the development of library and records management services statewide.

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 is the most comprehensive resource in the world for the study of Virginia history, culture, and government.