About the Library
As a State Data Center Affiliate, the Regional Commission Library is a repository for a wide range of data, studies, and other publications. As such, the Regional Commission is charged with collecting, housing, and disseminating these data to Commission member governments, citizens, and other interested parties. The Regional Commission library has several thousand volumes related to planning at the federal, state, regional, and local levels. It is a unique facility designed to meet the information needs of government agencies, businesses, researchers, students, the media, and anyone else who is interested in regional, transportation or environmental planning and related fields.
Library Location, Hours, and Contact Information
The Library and Planning Resource Center is located on the second floor of the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission at 313 Luck Avenue, SW, Roanoke, Virginia. The library is open to the public from 8:30 am-5:00 pm weekdays. If you would like more information or to place a request, please contact Shane Sawyer at 540-343-4417 or email@example.com.
The Regional Commission library houses over three thousands volumes, including all RVARC publications, local, Virginia and federal government documents, U.S. Census reports for 1970-2000 and numerous other publications covering demographics, regional planning, transportation planning, economic analysis, water resources, and public policy issues. We also maintain an extensive collection of demographic, statistical, and reference material, as well as numerous periodicals and newsletters. Additionally, the libraries map room houses a variety of maps, aerial photography, and other spatial data.
Documents and Services
* Online Documents and Reports
* Online Demographic Data
* Access to other data sources (CD-ROM, online data, archives)
* Printing, photocopying, plotting, and scanning services
* Reference assistance by telephone, email, fax, and in-person
* Borrowing privileges
* GIS and GPS services and data sources