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The Research Room at the George W. Bush Presidential Library is open to the public by appointment only. Appointments must be scheduled 24 hours in advance if wishing to visit. Monday appointments must be scheduled no later than the Thursday prior. Schedule a virtual orientation prior to booking travel. We respond to written requests for records at Please check our website or for COVID updates.

As the 13th presidential library, the George W. Bush Presidential Library promotes an understanding of the American presidency, examines the specific time in history during which President Bush served, and provides access to official records and artifacts from the George W. Bush Administration.

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Many Presidential records are available to the public for research, education, and information purposes. Discover the amazing contents of this historic archive.

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The Situation Room Experience is an immersive, role-playing simulation that transports students into a high-stakes, fast-paced, decision-making environment where they face a national crisis based upon historic fact.

Civics for All of Us

Civics for All of US is the new national civic education initiative from the George W. Bush Presidential Library and the National Archives. Our mission is to build civic literacy and engagement by providing exemplary civic education resources and programs for all ages using the records of the U.S. Government. 

Mrs. Laura Bush with students.

Our Education Program is creating Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)-aligned lesson plans and activities that are ready-to-use for teaching by parents and educators.

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