Jones Memorial Library

Tuesday 12:00 – 8:00pm  |  Wednesday – Friday 1:00 – 5:00pm  |  Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm

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Jones Memorial Library

Our research and archival collections share the story of  Lynchburg and Central Virginia through primary and secondary sources, including books and journals, manuscripts, maps, obituaries, and much more.

Specialized genealogy and history research library

Jones Memorial Library preserves and stewards more than 20,000 books, 1,000 rare books, 5,000 sets of architectural plans, and 600 manuscript collections. 

Our expansive holdings share the stories of the Lynchburg region and residents, past and present. 

Guides & Finding Aids

Search for manuscripts and see what's held in physical format at the library. JML finding aids are also searchable with OCLC's Archive Grid.


Search the library's catalog for books, rare books, manuscripts, maps, blueprints, and more

Digital Collections

Search our digitized materials on Omeka


Coming in 2024: search our databases of obituary and burial records, clippings, photos, & more

Genealogy & Family History

Search for surnames and families in our collections

Architectural Archives

View a list of blueprints and plans we hold in physical format, and see digitized samples from our 5,000 sets