The Virginia Room collections are open and accessible to researchers by appointment while the Main Library is undergoing renovation. Please call (540) 853-2073 to make an appointment..
Welcome to the Virginia Room
Welcome to the Virginia Room, Roanoke Public Libraries' collection of historical and genealogical research resources. A non-circulation research library, we comprehensively collect materials for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Roanoke Valley. This includes items relating to the entire state, and to a lesser degree, those states that are closely tied to Virginia and its people by birth, immigration, migration or by boundary divisions. We are committed to connecting people with the information they seek.
Click on the links above to learn more about our collection. Interested in genealogy but never knew how to do it? Click on our Programs & Classes link to sign up for beginner genealogy classes and more.
Virtual Virginia Room
Visit the Virginia Room's newest page, Virtual Virginia Room. Here you will find links to titles that are some of Virginia's history classics. (Titles include resources that are out of copyright and have been made freely available by various organizations, including GenGateway, Internet Archive, Harvard and the University of Virginia. Click on the link about to see what titles are available.
Historic Photograph Collections
In order to better serve our patrons, we have started digitizing images from our Historic Photograph Collections. Visit our growing online collection.