PLEASE NOTE: for the next month there will be some hours (especially evening hours from 6-9) when there will not be dedicated staff available in RELIC to help our visitors. RELIC will remain open whenever the library is open, but if you are traveling from a distance and require staff assistance, you may wish to call ahead (703-792-4540) and verify that there will be a staff person in RELIC when you plan to visit.
The Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center (RELIC) is a special collection devoted to genealogy and local history with a focus on Virginia and Prince William County. Located at
Bull Run Regional Library, it is open and staffed the same
hours as the rest of the Library.
The staff are trained to help customers locate information needed to trace their family history and to research persons, places and events associated with local history. The American Revolution and the Civil War as they relate to Virginia are of special interest.
RELIC houses a wide variety of materials related to its mission, including published and manuscript materials, indexes and research guides, photographs, maps, microforms, and computer (CD-ROM) databases.
Staff maintain ties with local historical and genealogical societies and with other libraries and agencies with common interests, such as the
LDS Family History Library
, and other related organizations.
The collection was founded in 1971 (as the Virginiana Room, also known as the Ruth E. Lloyd History Room) at the Central Community Library in Manassas. The collection was transferred to the Bull Run Regional Library when that building opened in June, 1994.