Greenwood Library - Longwood University
Contact Information[edit | edit source]
Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 9:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Description of Collections[edit | edit source]
Greenwood Library is open over 100 hours each week during regular sessions (with extended hours during exam periods). Our collections include over 280,000 books; 36,000 audiovisual items, including DVDs, CDs, and streaming videos; 330,000 electronic books; about 800 current periodical subscriptions in print or online; and more than 58,000 electronic journals. We have a robust Special Collections and Archives as well as host student and faculty research in the Digital Commons institutional repository.The Greenwood Library Archives and Special Collections contain unique materials significant to the history of Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia, and Prince Edward County Virginia. While these collections are not browsable, they are made available, by request, to researchers, students, and the general public.
Collections and archives of genealogical interest include the Virginiana Collection, which contains works pertaining to the Commonwealth of Virginia. These include books concerning the history of Virginia, biographies of noteworthy Virginians, and works of fiction in which Virginia is the setting or subject. The archives also contain collections on alumni, former faculty, local and regional history, Longwood University history, and student organizations and activities which may be of interest to researchers. Please consult the library website at https://libguides.longwood.edu/home/page for further information.
The Greenwood Library offers an array of genealogy resources to help you start your family history project, or dig a little deeper. The Library offers access to Ancestry, Library Edition, in the library on any of the library's desktop computers. We are also a Family Search Affiliate Library with access to more resources. We also provide onsite access to Fold3, which provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. The Greenwood Library also offers a Genealogical Reference Section providing patrons with easier access to local and regional publications. Also available are newspaper resources that can help you discover more about your family history. The newspaper resources include the Farmville Herald up through 2014.
Tips for Your Visit[edit | edit source]
Requests for materials from the archival collections can be made at any time by using the “Request Access to this Collection” button on any of the online finding aids on the Greenwood Library Archives website. Requests for materials from special collections can be made by utilizing the Paging Request Form. Likewise, requests for access to any materials from the archives and special collections can be made by contacting Jamie Krogh at (434) 395-2432. Guidance on using Greenwood Library's genealogical resources can be found at https://libguides.longwood.edu/Archives/LUGenealogy