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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.

The George W. Bush Presidential Library is the 13th Presidential Library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The Presidential Library system formally began in 1939, when President Franklin Roosevelt donated his personal and Presidential papers to the Federal Government. Learn More.

As the Nation's official record keeper, the National Archives serves as administrator for records of the U.S. Federal Government. NARA's Presidential Libraries and Museums are repositories for textual, electronic, and audiovisual Presidential records as well as domestic and foreign Presidential gifts.

The George W. Bush Presidential Library, located in Dallas, Texas, gives visitors an in-depth look at eight years of American history, the American Presidency, and important issues of public policy.

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. 

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.

9/11: The Steel of American Resolve

Learn more about the Library's documents, artifacts, and audiovisual materials through virtual exhibits and galleries. View: 9/11: The Steel of American Resolve and Dining & Diplomacy

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George W. Bush Presidential library

2943 SMU Boulevard Dallas, TX 75205

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Research Room Hours

Monday - Friday by appointment only,

9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm 


Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Federal holidays 


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

Before Your Visit

Please contact the Library via email or telephone (214-346-1557) before making a research visit to schedule an appointment, so staff are better prepared to assist you. Appointments must be scheduled by 3:00pm if wishing to visit the next business day.

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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