The library is open for research visits

Tues 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Weds, Thurs, Fri 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Sat 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please inquire with staff to make a research appointment at other times.

Jones Memorial Library was founded in 1908. Since 1987 we have been located at 2311 Memorial Avenue, on the second floor above the Lynchburg Public Library. Enter at the corner of Memorial Avenue and Lakeside Drive. The library is handicapped accessible. We look forward to your visit!

Jones Memorial Library specializes in genealogy and local history. Although our primary focus is on the central Virginia area, the library’s collections include 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 houses over 300 manuscript collections, including personal family papers and correspondence, records of clubs and organizations, and business records. We also preserve more than 3,000 sets of architectural drawings of area homes and buildings.

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September 20, 2023

5:30 p.m.

"Reckoning with Remembrance & The Pierce Street Gateway" with Ghislaine Lewis

October 18, 2023

12:00 p.m.

JML Virtual Lunch and Learn - Introduction to Family Tree Maker (via ZOOM - see Event page to register)

October 25, 2023

5:30 p.m.

"Boonsboro Country Club Centennial" with Alex Owen, Daniel Bradway, and Richard Bendall

October 31, 2023

6:00 p.m.

Non-fiction Book Club discusses "How The Word is Passed" at Lynchburg Public Library

November 1, 2023

10:30 a.m.

Non-fiction Book Club discusses "How The Word is Passed" at Westminster Canterbury

All programs are held at the library unless noted. For more details visit our Events page. Questions? Call 434-846-0501