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.


Jones Memorial Library will be closed Thursday November 22 and November 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open Saturday November 24, 9 am to 5 pm.











Hours of Operation
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.

March 20, 2019

Dr. J. Thomas McClintock: "Latent Blood Detection and DNA Analysis of Samples Collected from an American Civil War Field Hospital"

April 17, 2019

Carolyn Frazier: "Dissecting Stanhope, Chronologically"

May 15, 2019

Errol Somay: "The Virginia Newspaper Project, Library of Virginia"

All programs begin at 5 pm. If you have any questions, please call 434-846-0501