The Library of Virginia hosts various literary events during the year. Book Talks are usually one hour long, and the author of the featured book gives a lecture. Books on Broad events include light refreshments (wine and cheese), an author talk, and book signing. Both events are free to attend, although you may wish to purchase the book at the Virginia Shop.
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From Interstate 95 (from the North or from the South)
Take Exit 74C. A highway sign will say Library of Virginia. Proceed west on Broad Street until you reach 9th Street. Turn right and immediately get into the far left lane. Proceed down the block and prepare to turn left into the parking deck.
From Interstate 64 West (e.g. coming from Williamsburg):
Take the exit for Fifth Street and the Coliseum. Turn left on Marshall Street a few blocks (past the Coliseum on your left) after you exit Interstate 64. Stay in the middle lane and proceed to Eighth Street, and turn right from that lane. The parking lot entrance will be immediately on your left.
From Interstate 64 East (e.g. coming from Charlottesville):
Take Interstate 95 South to Exit 74C. See instructions above for I-95.
The Library of Virginia offers limited free parking to patrons using the building during operating hours. If parking is not available, a map to other area parking decks is available here: (pdf). The parking garage entrances at the Library of Virginia are located on 8th and 9th Streets and have a height restrictions of 7 feet. Both 8th and 9th Streets are one way streets. Elevators will take patrons from the parking garage to the lobby of the library. Parking validations are given in the lobby when leaving the library.
Please Note The entrance to the parking deck is 7 feet high. As a result, not all vehicles can use the parking deck.