Use of the Virginiana Collection is available by appointment.
- Arlington area maps from 1600s to present
- Topographic maps
- Sanborn Insurance Maps of Arlington County
- Regional and state maps
- Census (local microfilm reels)
- Family Histories (local)
- Court Records (local)
- PERSI (Periodical Source Index)
Newspapers – Local newspapers on microfilm, and indexed since 1981
- Harper’s Weekly and/or Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper for the 1860s
- Alexandria Gazette, Feb. 1784-Dec. 1811 and Nov. 8, 1924-Feb. 13, 1936
- County Board meetings dating back to 1983 (more recent meetings are available online or at Plaza Library)
- Committee of 100 meetings
- Selected library programs on Arlington history
- Clippings from newspapers and magazines, pamphlets and other uncataloged material.
- Two general files: the Arlington or local history file and a file for the state of Virginia.
- Interviews with knowledgeable residents, community activists, county officials, etc.
- County, telephone and real estate directories: Random issues from 1912 to present
- Magazines and journals related to local history and Virginia
- Arlington Historical Magazine, indexed
- Acts of Assembly, House and Senate Documents, House and Senate Journals
- Tracking of General Assembly bills available from librarians
- Local, regional, and state