Buchanan County Public Library

The Buchanan County Public Library celebrates our county’s rich history and our peoples’ heritage in many ways.  We have a Local History Reference area in the library filled with information on local families and our region’s history.  We provide free access to historical databases including in library access to Ancestry.com, in library and remote access to Heritage Quest, and in library and remote access to Heritage Hub and Black Life in America. Our staff is happy to assist with genealogy questions in person, by email or phone.


Library staff work on preservation and collection projects as time and funding allows.  Some of the projects include StoryCorps interviews which are archived at the Library of Congress.  Another project is our Digital History Archive with in library and remote access to local newspapers and other items of interest.  Local school annuals are being digitized and made accessible on the library’s Local History Reference computers.


From September through May, a monthly workshop features a guest speaker or a topic of historical interest is hosted at the library at no charge.  Topics have included “Murder in Buchanan County” and speakers have included H.A. Street.  Watch our online calendar for upcoming events.


Click here for Story Corps interviews with local residents

Click here for the BCPL Digital History Archive

Click here for Events in Buchanan County History

Check out our Local History Wednesday Workshops

  • Hours

    Mon: 1pm-8pm
    Tues-Wed: 8:30am-5pm
    Thu: 8:30am-8pm
    Fri-Sat: 8:30am-5pm
    Sun: Closed

  • Get in touch


    Fax: 276-935-6292

    Email: sherry@bcplnet.org

  • Find us

    1185 Poe Town Street
    Grundy, VA 24614

This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.