Going Digital: Bringing the Archives to You

For the past five months staff and volunteers at the Shenandoah County Library have been working hard to bring a large part of our collection to your computer screen. As of today, we are happy to announce that over 1300 items are now available through our website archives.countylib.org. These digital collections include hundreds of newspaper clippings and over 900 postcards featuring pictures from almost every county town and community.

Digital Archives Home Page

The Shenandoah County Library is committed to identifying, collecting, preserving, cataloging, and providing access to resources related to the culture, history, life, and heritage of Shenandoah County. 

To do so we maintain the Shenandoah Room filled with local history reference materials, and the Truban Archives which houses historic documents and items. If you need help advancing your research, be sure to check out our Research Assistance Guide before visiting.

Most of our local history collection is available during regular library hours. However, materials in our archives is only available when our archivist or a volunteer is on duty. While we recommend you contact us in advance to assure someone is available, individuals are usually available:

Monday & Tuesday 10:00AM-5:30PM
Wdnesday 10:00AM-6:00PM
Thursday & Friday 10:00AM-5:30PM
First Saturday 10:00AM-3:00PM
Fourth Saturday 10:00AM-Noon

Visit our  to see online materials and exhibits 

Follow our historic posts on 


“New Jail Building, Woodstock.” Mary Ann Williamson Collection, undated.

This picture shows what was then called the “new” county jail on Court Square in Woodstock.

Learn about your community by participating in our What Happened Here? local history project. 


Shenandoah County has a long and rich history. Numerous local organization preserve that past, and interpret its meaning including: