Virginia Memory, Library of Virginia


Access to the digital collections found on Virginia Memory is made possible by federal funding provided through the Library Services and Technology Act program administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

What's  New? icon WHAT'S NEW?

The Library regularly adds new digital collections, whether photographs, maps, archival records, or art work. Check back often to see what we've been up to!

Featured Collection icon FEATURED COLLECTION

We have so many digital collections, maybe you've never gotten a chance to check them all out. Periodically, we will introduce, or even re-introduce, you to a digital collection we've had for a while. Subject experts will explain the collection to you, show you how to use it, and let you know about any changes we've made since it first appeared online.

Collections A to Z icon COLLECTIONS A TO Z

From A to Z, the Library of Virginia's digital collections reflect the diverse history of the commonwealth and its people. You'll find them all here, whether you're looking for photographs, archival records, or maps. It's a long list, but if you know what you're looking for or are interested in seeing all that we have available by title, start here.

Collections by Topic icon COLLECTIONS BY TOPIC

We've done some work for you and arranged our digital collections by topic to help you narrow down your search. So, if you know what your topic is, or what type of records you're looking for, here is where you'll find collections organized by topics, such as military service records, land records, city and county records, and others.

Virginia Newspapers icon VIRGINIA NEWSPAPERS

The Library began digitizing newspapers in 2002 as one of the first grantees of the National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP). Learn more about the project here and start searching the online collection through the Chronicling America website.

Online Photo Collections icon ONLINE PHOTO COLLECTIONS

From WPA projects to the landscape architecture of Charles F. Gillette, from the Eastern Shore to the Shenandoah Valley, the Library of Virginia provides access to photo collections that cover a wide variety of subjects and locations across the commonwealth. Search the entire assortment, or select a specific photographic collection to search.

Archival Web Collections icon ARCHIVAL WEB COLLECTIONS

Since 2005, the Library of Virginia has been "archiving" websites of enduring cultural value, especially those created and maintained by Virginia government. We started with the administration of Governor Mark Warner and have expanded into special topics of Virginia interest, such as state-wide elections and the Virginia Tech tragedy. Search or "surf" our archive and explore websites that would otherwise be lost to the ages.

Data @ LVA icon DATA @ LVA

Library of Virginia staff devote a considerable amount of time, energy, and expertise into indexing, describing and making digitally available our amazing array of collections. While our databases are great ways to manage and deliver this content, sometimes the raw data can be an extremely valuable resource to researchers.