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.

Please join us here in the Jones Memorial Library reading room, Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 5 pm. In partnership with the Old City Cemetery, Dr. Kelley Deetz will present, “Nat Turner’s Bones: Reassembling an American Rebel.” If you have questions, call 434-846-0501 or follow the link for more details.


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.

March 15, 2017

"That Wild Girl from Howard:The Life and Contributions of Margaret Pauline Fletcher Weeden Maloney" presented by Hermina Hendricks

April 19, 2017

"Women disguised as soldiers during the Civil War" presented by Carlene Jenkins

May 17, 2017

"Hunger and Poverty in Lynchburg" presented by Dr. John Abell

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