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VIRGINIA
SHENANDOAH
SHENANDOAH COUNTY LIBRARY

Shenandoah County Library

Shenandoah County Library

Contact Information[edit | edit source]

Email: zhottel@countylib.org
Website: http://countylib.org/local-history.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/countylibrary

Address: 514 Stoney Creek Blvd, Edinburg, VA 22824
Telephone: (540) 984-8200

Hours of Operation: Monday 10:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 10:00am - 8:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm

Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday 10:00am - 3:00 pm

Sunday Closed

Directions/Parking Map:

Description of Collections[edit | edit source]

When it was founded in 1984, the Shenandoah County Library committed itself to providing the resources the community needed to understand its history. To do this the library developed a collection of published local history works, microfilm, maps, and other works. In 2001 we moved to our current facility and a generous donation by Dr. William Truban allowed us to add an Archives. This helped us expand our collection to include photographs, primary sources, and rare books. Today, we remain committed to our mission of "collecting, preserving, and sharing the history of Shenandoah County."

To fulfill this mission we continue to operate the Shenandoah Room and the Truban Archives under the direction of our Archivist Zachary Hottel. You can contact him at zhottel@countylib.org or via phone at (540) 984-8200 for any questions regarding these collections or research. Before visiting, please contact the library and/or visit the website for more information.

We are always looking to expand the size of our collection. Primarily we gather new materials through donations from individuals, businesses, and community groups. Our collection focuses on Shenandoah County and the Shenandoah Valley, and we are especially interested in any type of local history materials including letters, photographs, ledgers, maps, drawings, cards, etc. Contact Archivist Zachary Hottel to discuss a possible donation.

Please note that the Shenandoah County LIbrary offers free online access to the following resources of interest to genealogists: newspaperARCHIVE, Ancestry, FamilySearch, Fold3, HeritageQuest, Virginia Newspaper Project, Salem History, and USGenWeb. Our digital collections are available at archives.countylib.org

We are the only research center in Shenandoah County.

Tips for Your Visit[edit | edit source]

The Shenandoah Room and Truban Archives local history collections are located at the Shenandoah County Library, 514 Stoney Creek Blvd., Edinburg, Virginia.

Most of our local history collection is available during regular library hours. However, materials in our closed collections are only available when our archivist or a volunteer is on duty. Please contact us in advance of your visit. Individuals are usually available to provide assistance Monday through Friday, 10:00AM-5:30PM and on Saturdays by appointment. The closed collection can also be made available on other times by appointment. Requests must be made to Archivist Zachary Hottel via email zhottel@countylib.org or phone (540) 984-8200. All requests will be handled on a case by case basis and depending on staffing availability.

We do not do research requests for individuals who are unable to visit our library. These are handled by the Shenandoah County Historical Society at shenandoahcountyhistoricalsociety.org

You can learn more about our collections, and the restrictions placed on them, by visiting the Shenandoah Room and Truban Archives pages of our website.

Before visiting the library we recommend you explore our catalog to search for available materials. Learn more about conducting a catalog search on our Shenandoah Room page. The catalog search can be completed at countylib.org/local-history

If you are visiting us to conduct genealogical research, we recommend you browse our Family Folder Collection.

In addition to Facebook, we also have Instagram and Twitter accounts.

To access available information, first log into FamilySearch.