Division of Legislative Services
Legislative Reference Center

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Reference Center Services

The Legislative Reference Center serves the information needs of members of the General Assembly and legislative staff. Limited reference assistance is provided to other government agencies and members of the public. The reference center's legal authority is § 30-28.16 of the Code of Virginia.

The reference center's collection combines that of a law library and a public administration library. It focuses primarily on providing access to Virginia legislation and law publications, but the collection also includes topical material to support the research needs of Division of Legislative Services staff and General Assembly members.


  • Processing of requests for historical legislative drafting files
  • Digitization of historical documents (study files, committee files, etc)
  • Preservation of fugitive reports and staff research files
  • Interlibrary loans (ILL) through the Library of Virginia
  • Acquisitions as needed for research
  • LISTSERV inquiries with the Virginia Association of Law Libraries (VALL) and the NCSL Legislative Reference Librarians (LRL).
  • Referral of public inquiries to appropriate sources
  • General reference assistance for legislative members and staff

The LRC also offers Internet access to its patrons.


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