Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Experience the History, Architecture, and a Behind the Scenes Look at Handley Regional Library System
We have several tour options available for you during normal operating hours.
Self-Guided Tour at Handley Library
Learn all about the architecture and history at your own pace. Browse each room, and department, learn about the glass floors, and other surprises! You can download our self-guided tour brochure here or pick one up in the rotunda at Handley Library
Self-Guided Art Tour at Handley Library
Discover the artwork, photographs, and sculptures, through the historical library! Some of the works of art it contains were commissioned for the library itself; others are gifts from generous citizens.
Download the art brochure here or pick one up in the rotunda at Handley Library.
History/Architecture tours of Handley Library are now offered on the first Wednesday (6:30 p.m.) and third Saturday (1:00 p.m.). The 45-minute tours, led by volunteers and staff members, feature glass floors and the well beneath the stage and other behind-the-scenes areas. Tours are free; no reservations required. For larger group tours, call 540 662-9041, ext. 11 for a reservation.
Tour Sneak Peek
Learn how to use your local library - tours for schools, youth groups, and more. These are available at any of our three libraries are given based upon the availability of library staff, during regular library hours and run about 20-30 minutes. must be made at least two weeks in advance. Please contact your local branch for times and availability.
For reservations for additional questions on tours, please fill out the form below, indicating which library and the type of tour you are requesting.