PLEASE NOTE our current hours:
Dedicated staff are
available in RELIC (saving an occasional mid-day lunch
break) on Mondays through Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Fridays and
Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays (beginning Sunday, September 13, 2015 through
the first Sunday of June 2016) from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. (excluding
holiday weekends). We also have a staff member available on most Tuesday
evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. If you are planning to visit on a weekday
evening, please call ahead or ask for assistance at the front Information Desk.
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.