Waynesboro Public Library
Contact Information[edit | edit source]
Telephone: Phone 540-942-6746; Fax 540-942-6753
Monday: 9 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday: 9 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 5 pm
Wednesday: 9 am - 12 pm & 5 pm - 9 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 5 pm
Friday** 9 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 5 pm
Please note our closure schedule: Closed Friday 9/27/19 and 12/6/19.
*The Local History Room is only open on select Fridays and Saturdays. On these days it will be closed from 12 pm-1 pm. The schedule of available Fridays and Saturdays is posted.
SPECIAL SCHEDULED SATURDAYS 2019:
Sept. 28 and Dec. 7: 9 am - 12 pm & 1 pm- 5 pm
The room is closed:
12 pm – 1 pm every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,
1 pm - 5 pm every Wednesday
Again, please call ahead at 540-942-6584 to ensure the Genealogy and Local History rooms will be open when you plan to visit.
Description of Collections[edit | edit source]
The Waynesboro Public Library has one of the largest local history and genealogical collections in the area. The book collection contains obituary books, county records, city directories, school yearbooks, military resources, and more. The archival file collection contains cemetery records, family records, histories of local businesses, and other documents of local interest. The microfilm collection includes census records, county records, and local newspapers.
Online materials available at the library include:
Ancestry Library Edition is only available in house at the library via our public computers or Wi-Fi. Ancestrylibrary.com offers unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world!
Free access to select content from Ancestry.com is provided by the Library of Virginia to Virginians. Included data collections: Alabama, Texas and Virginia, Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958; Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2014, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911; Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014; Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014; and Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
FamilySearch. FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services each year to learn more about their family history.
The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, they provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. Waynesboro Public Library has contributed 34 Volumes of The Skyline, the Waynesboro High School yearbook, to the Internet Archive. You can view and download the yearbooks.