Resources Available Online

Resources Available at the Library

Archives and Manuscripts

Include Loudoun towns and county records, personal papers, and business, organizational and club records. Collection materials include diaries, correspondence, account books, minutes and ordinances.  Browse or search collection guides with detailed information about each collection here: Collection Guides for Archives and Manuscripts 

Included are

Published Materials

Books and periodicals are accessible through Loudoun County Public Library's catalog. An advanced search enables you to limit a search to holdings of Thomas Balch Library.

Databases & Electronic Resources  

The library provides access to an extensive list of databases and electronic resources.  Resources include Thomas Balch Library Databases (available off-site) including the Loudoun County Cemetery database; In-House Subscriptions (available in Thomas Balch Library only) including for example, AncestryLibrary, Archives Unbound, Fold3, HeritageQuest, JSTOR, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, ProQuest Historical Newspapers and Virginia Sanborn Maps; and a links to Additional Historical and Genealogical Resources (available off-site). Visit Databases & Electronic Resources  for a complete list. 

Many other collections

Visit Explore Our Collections to learn about other collections that may be of interest such as:  Architectural Surveys, Cemetery Records, Ephemera, Genealogies and Family Files, Maps, Microforms, Newspapers, Tax Rolls for Loudoun County, Unpublished papers, Vertical files, and Vital Records.