The Allen E. Roberts Masonic Library, Inc. is operated as a program of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M., of Virginia Library, Museum & Historical Foundation. The mission of the library and museum is to preserve, collect and restore the Masonic records and artifacts of Virginia and Masonic history in general and to disperse correct Masonic information. The museum contains Masonic artifacts representing Virginia Masonic history – portraits, Masonic regalia, anniversary commemorative items of Grand Lodge and local Lodges, furniture, glassware, porcelain, stoneware, aprons, etc. The library has approximately 8,000 volumes of Masonic works representing Virginia Masonic history, U.S. and overseas Masonic history, Masonic history in general and histories of local Virginia Lodges.