When it was founded in 1984, the Shenandoah County Library committed itself to providing resources our community needs to understand its history. To do this the library developed a collection of published local history works, microfilm, maps, and other works.

In 2001 we moved to our current facility and a generous donation by Dr. William Truban allowed to expand our collection to include photographs, primary sources, and rare books. Today, we remain committed to our mission of "collecting, preserving, and sharing the history of Shenandoah County."

To fulfill this mission we manage the Shenandoah Room Collection of over 6,000 published books and the Truban Archives, an extensive collection of primary source material related to Shenandoah County. 

Both are under the direction of Archivist Zachary Hottel. You can contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via phone at (540)984-8200. For information about research, our hours, or to schedule a research appointment, visit our Research Guide