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Address: 208 W Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176-2709
Phone Number: +1 703-737-7195
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After getting some information about this library, I decided to visit even without anything to research. Only the front section of the library (well the back as you don't come in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
jehenson81
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1,260 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

After getting some information about this library, I decided to visit even without anything to research. Only the front section of the library (well the back as you don't come in the front door) is original and appears to be an old manor house. The collection of books on site relate to local history and people but they have access... More 

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Thank jehenson81
Arlington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This is more of a resource gem than I normally think of as a library. Unbelievable knowledge of staff and helpfulness. Surprised by all of the detailed information we were able to find out on the historic district of Leesburg. Not much to see or do other than the resources and some small displays on the history of town. We... More 

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Thank LeonNoel7
Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I was researching a topic related to local / early American history and I found the library, and it's staff, to be both knowledgeable and friendly.

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Thank forrestb819
Leesburg, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is a great library for civil war buffs. It is NOT a general library - you will not find lego or mystery books. This is a research library, and an outstanding one. The collection is extensive, for the topics covered. I was looking for Loudoun County civil war stuff, and this was a true treasure trove for me. The... More 

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Thank Terry E
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

This is a great library! Their resources are vast and varied, and the people working here are extremely helpful. I recommend it if you need some local history especially.

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Vacaville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

If Civil War research is your avocation, you will find many books & other records pertaining to the CW (from both the Union and the Confederate points of view) at the Balch. I was there to follow my genealogy in the Virginia/West Virginia areas but couldn't help but be impressed with the CW records. One of the staff, Stephanie (a... More 

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Thank Greg B
Boylston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

We went to the Balch library looking for information on some specific family genealogy that has been difficult to find. The amount of reference material was amazing and we spent an entire day there and could have spent more time. What really made a difference was the staff. They were engaged and genuinely interested in helping find traces of these... More 

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Thank Linda R
Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

Two blocks from the main intersection of Leesburg, the Balch Library is a testament to the importance of space dedicated to intellectual pursuits. The library houses a good collection of contemporary fiction and non-fiction books as well as numerous newspapers and periodicals. There are enough computers for those making connections on the Internet also. The Balch collection specializes in historical... More 

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Thank jeffl499
Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

This is a lovely library with pieces of Leesburg and Loudoun County History! It's worth some time visiting the library and just talking to their wonderfully engaging staff.

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Thank PatrickKaler
Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Balch Library has an excellent collection of genealogical and historical research materials and is housed in a unique and historic building.

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