Lynchburg Books, Photographs, Documents and Manuscripts


September 17, 2014
Fighting Parsons:
Men of God Who Went to War

October 15, 2014
A Fortune in Our Midst

November 19, 2014
City Water Works: Two Centuries of Safety and Service to Lynchburg

March 18, 2015
The Civil War Hospitals
of Lynchburg, Virginia

April 15, 2015
Monumental Art in the
Presbyterian Cemetery: Part 2.

May 20, 2015
Saunders Brothers, Inc.

Jones Memorial Library specializes in genealogy and local history. Although its primary focus is on the central Virginia area, the collection includes a wide variety of materials covering the State of Virginia as well as the surrounding states, including county histories and court records, family histories and genealogies, general works on the Civil War, county land tax and personal property tax records, and census records.

Materials of local interest include microfilmed copies of the Lynchburg newspapers, microfilmed copies of funeral home burial files, architectural archives, city directories, indexes of marriage and death notices, and microfilmed church records.

The Library also houses over 300 manuscript collections, including personal family papers and correspondence, records of clubs and organizations, and business records.

Hours of Operation
(New Hours)Tuesday and Thursday 12:00–8:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The Library will be closed:
July 4, 2014
November 27, 2014
December 24, 2014 and December 25, 2014
December 30, 2014 and January 1, 2015