Jones Memorial Library

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Deborah Smith
Primary Contact Name
Deborah Smith
Main Address

2311 Memorial Avenue
Second floor
Lynchburg, VA 24501
United States

What We Do

Jones Memorial Library specializes in genealogy and local history. Although our primary focus is on the central Virginia area, our 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 houses over 300 manuscript collections, including personal family papers and correspondence, records of clubs and organizations, and business records.

Interesting Info
  • Jones Memorial Library is the second oldest public library in Virginia.
  • Genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies in the United States - let us help with your research.
Geographic Location

City of Lynchburg

Volunteer Opportunities

Board Service
Repeats daily for 91 times

Jones Memorial Library reading room
Jones Memorial Library
Jones Memorial Library reading room exhibits
New books at Jones Memorial Library
Visit by Randolph College 12-2022
Fan exhibit 09-2022