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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 by 3:00pm if wishing to visit the next business day. Schedule a virtual orientation prior to booking travel. We respond to written requests for records at Please check our website or for COVID updates.

Located on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, the George W. Bush Presidential Library serves as a resource for the study of the life and career of George W. Bush, while also promoting a better understanding of the Presidency, American history, and important issues of public policy.

Housed inside the Bush Center, the Library holds over 43,000 artifacts, almost 70 million pages of textual materials, approximately 30,000 audiovisual recordings, 227 cubic feet of photo negatives, just over 3.8 million photographs, approximately 80 terabytes of electronic records, and about 200 million email messages.

The Library is the 13th Presidential Library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, a U.S. Federal agency.