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The library building houses the Menno Simons Historical Library, Academic Success Center, Information Systems Helpdesk, classrooms, the EMU Archives, Virginia Mennonite Conference Archives and the JAMAR Suite (LB-121) which has its own outside entrance.

Special Collections

EMU’s Special Collections include materials from the history of EMU, the Virginia Mennonite Conference, and the worldwide Anabaptist/Mennonite experience.  The Menno Simons Historical Library contains family history and genealogy, Shenandoah Valley history, and Anabaptist/Mennonite materials. The EMU Archives house EMU’s organizational records and files, including material from persons who have been associated with EMU throughout its history.  The Virginia Mennonite Conference Archives houses historical documents relating to the conference, including official records, personal papers, congregational materials, and the records of Eastern Mennonite School.

The Menno Simons Historical Library is the point of contact for all special collections materials and for assistance with your research. The library is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Please call 432-4178 or e-mail