Library of Virginia

Library of Virginia


About Library of Virginia

Library of Virginia

The Library of Virginia is pleased to provide Virginians free public access to select content from

Through an agreement with, the commonwealth's citizens can access digitized and indexed records and materials that would otherwise require a paid subscription.

These specific collections represent a small part of the Library's vast holdings, some of which would not be available without Ancestry's assistance. Please consult the list at the bottom of the page, to the left, to see which collections are included in this agreement. Links below provide information on and access to more materials in the Library's collections.

PLEASE NOTE: These records do not include the entirety of's Virginia-related content. As such, search results may include materials not part of the Library of Virginia's collections. Users will be offered the opportunity to access these additional records through a paid subscription to Full access to is also available for use in the second floor reading rooms at the Library of Virginia.

Search Instructions
Select the record group you would like to search. Sign in to your account. If you don't have an account, select Sign In and click on "sign up for free" to create a free account. Enter the search terms and complete the search. Select records to view from the search results list.

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Contact Us

Visit us at Library of Virginia

Address The Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street
Richmond,  VA  23219 
Hours of Operation

Lobby and exhibits are open Monday - Friday, 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM

Public Research Rooms are open Tuesday - Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and select Saturdays (see Visitors' Guide)



Email Address [email protected]
Additional Resources

Visitors' Guide

Virginia Memory

Virginia Chronicle

Chancery Records Index

Research Guides & Indexes