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As the Nation's official record keeper, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) serves as administrator for records of the U.S. Federal Government. NARA's Presidential Libraries are repositories for textual, audiovisual, and electronic Presidential records. Created or received throughout the Bush Administration, the records at the George W. Bush Presidential Library give researchers a resource for the study of American history, the American Presidency, and important issues of public policy.

Textual, audiovisual, and electronic Presidential records at the Library are processed under the terms of the Presidential Records Act (PRA) and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

President George W. Bush reviews documents in the Oval Office

Planning a research visit to the Library? Find useful research information such as operating hours, directions, parking, helpful tips, copy fees, and how to contact the Library to schedule a research visit.

A view of the George W. Bush Presidential Library's Research Room.

Research the Topic Guides to learn about the types of materials available for research. Search for open records and view the digitized records and finding Aids. Learn how to submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Order audiovisual records, find answers to frequently asked questions, and more. 

President Bush reviews troops with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Interested in specific topics? Topic Guides combine resources from the Archives' digital records, museum collection, audiovisual collection, archived White House Website, and more.

Library Information


Monday - Friday by appointment only,

9:00 am - 3:30 pm 


Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Federal holidays 

The Library will be closed on the following Federal holidays:

Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day

Wednesday, June 19th - Juneteenth


We do not give tours of the Library's Research Room and non-public areas of the facility.


See Plan a Museum Visit for museum hours, tickets, and more information.

Before Your Visit

Please contact the George W. Bush Presidential Library via email or telephone (214-346-1557) to schedule a virtual orientation and appointment prior to making a research visit. So that Library staff are better able to assist you, appointments must be scheduled 24 hours in advance of visit. Monday appointments must be scheduled no later than the Thursday prior. NOTE: You MUST complete your virtual orientation before an appointment can be scheduled.

We highly encourage you to complete your virtual orientation before booking travel to ensure there are open materials regarding your topic available for research.

The bullhorn President George W. Bush used to speak to the first responders working at Ground Zero when he visited New York City on September 14, 2001.

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