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Thomas Balch Library

208 W Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176-2709
+1 703-737-7195
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Great Collection

After getting some information about this library, I decided to visit even without anything to... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2016
jehenson81
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Great source of research material on the history of Leesburg.

This is more of a resource gem than I normally think of as a library. Unbelievable knowledge of... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
LeonNoel7
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Reviewed 15 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...More

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Reviewed 2 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...More

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Reviewed 13 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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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...More

Thank Terry E
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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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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...More

Thank Greg B
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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...More

Thank Linda R
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Reviewed 25 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...More

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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.

Thank PatrickKaler
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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.

Thank TravelCommonwealth
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