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.

UPCOMING LECTURES AND SEMINARS
September 16, 2015

A Soldier's Heart: PTSD in the Civil War presented by Beth White

October 21, 2015

Who Built Lynchburg?: The Antebellum Craftsmen in Central Virginia presented by Travis McDonald

November 18, 2015

Col. Charles Lynch: Separating Documentation from Legend presented by Michael Hudson

March 16, 2016

The House of Sweets presented by Marjorie Huiner

April 20, 2016

William Mead's Magnificent House: Exploring the History of a revolutionary Period Tavern presented by Randy Lichtenberger

May 18, 2016

Georgia Morgan presented by Ellen Agnew

All programs begin at 5 pm. If you have any questions, please call 494-846-0501