Alexandria Library Special Collections

The Alexandria Library Local History/Special Collections houses many resources for those interested in Alexandria and Virginia history and genealogy and the Civil War.

Major activities include generating online exhibits, collection guides and genealogy indexes. The collection's Civil War highlights include Virginia regimental histories, War of the Rebellion Official Record (the "OR"), which reproduces government documents dealing with the war, and information about Alexandria during the war. Holdings also include several collections of photographs that depict life in and around Alexandria from the time of the Civil War to the present, covering Alexandria people, events, houses and other well-known places.

Monday: 1pm-9pm; Tuesday: 2pm-9pm; Wednesday: 10am-7pm; Friday: 10am-6pm; and the first Saturday of the month: 10am-5pm