Information for Visitors

Click here for information for visitors of the Capitol during the Regular Session of the State Legislature, beginning this Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Please read the rules and guidelines before visiting to find out what items visitors may and may not bring into the library.

The West Virginia Archives and History Library is located in the Culture Center at the State Capitol Complex in Charleston (GPS coordinates: 38° 20'15"N 81° 36'50"W). If traveling on the Interstate, take Exit 99 (the Greenbrier Street, State Capitol exit) on I-77/64, one mile east of where I-64 and 77 join together in Charleston. The Culture Center is located along Greenbrier Street, just beyond the intersection of Greenbrier and Washington streets.

Visitors to the Culture Center have these parking options.

From the front entrance to the Culture Center, the Archives and History Library is to the right. Current hours for the library are:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

    Saturday hours resume June 12, 2021.

The library is closed some holidays. It is recommended that you call before visiting.

In 2017, new Archives and History Library Services and Fee Guidelines became effective that restrict the type of materials visitors may bring into the library. For more information, visitors should read that portion of the guidelines at The Department of Arts, Culture and History has key-operated lockers available near the entrance to the library, which are available on a first come, first served basis. Archives and History is not responsible for materials stored there.

For more information, call (304) 558-0230 or see our "Contact Us" Web page for e-mail and mailing addresses.

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