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Thomas Balch LibraryThomas Balch Library

Thomas Balch Library is a history and genealogy library owned and operated by the Town of Leesburg. Collections focus on Loudoun County, regional and Virginia history, genealogy, military history with special emphasis on the American Civil War, and ethnic history. It is designated as an Underground Railroad research site.  For more information, visit the Thomas Balch Library webpage.



Loudoun County Public Libraries

Loudoun County's public library system offers a variety of materials free of charge to registered borrowers, including books, magazines, electronic books, equipment for people with vision and hearing impairments, compact discs, DVDs, and audio cassettes.

Library Services also provides a wide range of technological resources, including a web-based catalog allowing online renewals and requests, automated telephone renewal and request notification, full text magazine databases, online business and investment resources, and public access to the Internet. The library has computers, audiovisual equipment and meeting rooms which may be reserved for public use. Citizens who cannot easily access library facilities are served through the library's Outreach Services.

The reference and youth services staff answer questions either in person, by phone, e-mail or "live chat." In addition, cultural and educational programs for children, teens and adults are scheduled throughout the year at the branch libraries.

Loudoun County library cards may be used at any of the branch libraries as well as at other Metropolitan Washington D.C. public libraries.

There are eight branch locations throughout Loudoun County, including Rust Library, located at
380 Old Waterford Rd NW in Leesburg (adjacent to Ida Lee Park).  For more information, visit the Loudoun County Public Library website.