Our research library, which provides access to an unrivaled collection of primary and secondary sources, is open to the public for historical and genealogical research. You can access the vast collections of the Virginia Historical Society in person or online.
Admission to the research library is included with admission to the museum. During COVID-19 re-opening phases, we ask that you call the library in advance at 804.342.9677 or email Library staff at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please note: the Research Library will be closed from August 23-September 6.
All facilities are closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. The Research Library is also closed on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
Parking is available in our lot locate at the rear of the museum. The entrance is at the corner of Kensington Avenue and Shepard Street. Our building is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. View a complete list of Guest Rules & Regulations.