Effective December 7, 2020 Alexandria Library will return to PHASE TWO of the library's reopening plan.
Local History & Special Collections is closed to the public, however staff are working remotely and curbside service is available.
You may contact Local History & Special Collections staff by phone or email or set up a virtual appointment during the following hours:
- Monday through Thursday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
While staff at Local History & Special Collections endeavor to respond with 24 hours, please understand that it may take as long as 2 weeks to respond depending on the currentl level of staffing. LH/SC can only provide a maximum of 2 hours of research per request.
Recommended resources while you are waiting: Alexandria Library's Databases; Chronicling America; Virginia Chronicle; Hathi Trust; Documenting the American South; Library of Virginia - Virginia Memory; National Archives.