Lynchburg Books, Photographs, Documents and Manuscripts


SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
Lynchburg Women on the Home Front in WWII

OCTOBER 16, 2013
Putting Piedmont Virginia on the Map

NOVEMBER 20, 2013
Civil War Christmas:
A Snapshot of Blue
and Gray

MARCH 19, 2014
25 Years at
Estate Specialists, Inc.

APRIL 16, 2014
Joel Sweeney

MAY 21, 2014
Brookie Abbot: Lynchburg Artist

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:
April 18 and April 19, 2014