Thomas Balch Library has a wide variety of traditional and electronic resources to aid researchers, including many unique materials. Our collections include Bible records, books, broadsides, business records, cemetery records, census records, county and city government records, deeds and wills, electronic journals and databases, genealogical notes and charts, historic house files, magazines, maps, newspapers, oral histories, organization records, paintings, personal papers, photographs, postcards, posters, rare books, sculpture, tax rolls and vital records.
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- Electronic Resources: free and subscription databases and electronic journals
- Print Collections: Books and periodicals on a wide variety of topics, highlighting local history and genealogy
- Special Collections: A wide variety of rare and unique materials, including government records, manuscripts, rare books, and visual collections.
Not all of our collections are indexed or reproduced online. Please contact us if you don't find what you are looking for.
Thomas Balch Library Pathfinders are designed to introduce users to a selection of the library’s materials relating to a specific research topic. Materials identified span the variety of library’s holding and include reference works, monographs, journals, and special collections materials, such as manuscripts, visual collections, and oral histories. For additional resources, researchers are encouraged to consult the library’s online catalog, which it shares with the Loudoun County Public Libraries, Collection Guides for Archives and Manuscripts, and onsite indices to visual collections, maps, and newspapers.