Serving the Tri-state region of Eastern Kentucky, Southern Ohio and Western West Virginia
Our library occupies a large room on the lower level of the Second Presbyterian Church building, 901 Jefferson Avenue in Huntington. Entrance is through the double doors nearest the Southwest alley corner on the 9th Street West side of the building. One half of the room is a large research area with plenty of tables and comfortable seating. Book shelves line the walls at the other end. A copier is available as well as wireless Internet access for those with laptop computers. Restrooms are just down the hall on the same floor.
Our resources cover the tri-state area of Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. We also have materials from Virginia. On file are hundreds or newsletters from the more than eighty genealogical societies and organizations we exchange newsletters with.
The library is open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday hours are available by appointment. Everyone is welcome. Your KYOWVA membership includes free use of the library. Non-members are requested to make a small donation of a dollar or more on each visit to help support the library.
We are always looking to add to our collections. Of particular interest are state, county or family history books, census records, school yearbooks and annuals, genealogy records, documents, photographs of people, places or historical events, old diaries, journals that are important to the Tri-State area and its roots. However, due to space limitations we cannot accept magazines and newsletters unless they are in digital form. Only items of historical value will be accepted. All donated materials become the property of KYOWVA and be reviewed by the library committee. Contact KYOWVA to make arrangements for someone to receive your donations.
We are proud of our library and grateful to those who have contributed to make it a success. We invite you to stop in and visit us.