The RELIC collection is now available whenever Central Library is open. Current hours for RELIC
NOW AVAILABLE UNTIL June 30, 2021:
Ancestry.com can be accessed remotely from our Digital Library.
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
Central Library, is 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, known as RELIC, was located at Bull Run Regional Library from 1994 to 2020. It reopened at Central Library in a remodeled space in November 2020.