Jones Memorial Library

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Jones Memorial Library
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Contact Information[edit | edit source]



2311 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24501

Telephone:[1]  (434) 846-0501
Fax:  434-846-1572

Hours and holidays:[1]

Tuesday and Thursdy 1:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed on the following holidays: Memorial day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday, Christmas Eve and Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Directions, maps, and public transportation:[1] Google Map

Internet sites and databases:

Home. About Us (History, Research, Location, Procedures & Fees, Donate), Lectures, Catalogues, Collections (Family File, Obituaries, Funeral Home records, Censuses, Newspapers, Photographs), links, Contact Information.
Online Catalogues. The Catalogue of Jones Memorial Library is available through LION (Lynchburg Information Online Network). This network provides access to the libraries of Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg Public Library, and Amherst Public Library, as well as the libraries of Sweet Briar College and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Be sure to check all instructions on the page following the link, including limiting searches to Jones Memorial Library.

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

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.[2]

Tips[edit | edit source]

About Us The catalog has been added to the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). As a result, the Library book collection, and the manuscript collections and architectural archives, may now be reviewed through online computer networks throughout the world.

Guides[edit | edit source]

Obituaries from the local area have been indexed for the years 1837 to 1930.
Censuses. Lists the current holdings.
Newspapers. Lists the current holdings.
Historic Photographs and Maps of Lynchburg, VA.

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

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Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Contact Us at Jones Memorial Library] (accessed 5 November 2012).
  2. fckLRHome at Jones Memorial Library] (accessed 5 November 2012).