Notice to General Public and Reagan LIbrary Researchers on Closures


We're sorry. Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum will be closed to the public beginning March 14th until further notice. We will continue to respond to written reference requests at Please check our website, or  for updates on our operating hours and status.

All public events at the Reagan Library facilities are cancelled until further notice. Where possible, we will conduct public events and outreach activities online and through virtual meetings. For online education information, please see our educational resources.

Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requestors

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff.  As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference or FOIA request or appeal.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.  Read more on how NARA is addressing COVID-19 (coronavirus)

RESEARCHERS: Please see a "Letter to Researchers" from the Archivist of the United States for a further update.



Use of Audiovisual Records

The use of a likeness of another individual, either in photographs or other audiovisual materials, furnished to you by the Reagan Library, may be subject to California Civil code 3344 or similar statute of another state. The California statute prohibits the use of a photograph of an individual, without that person's consent, in certain situations and provides a course of action to recover damages for such nonconsensual use. For example, it is prohibited to use the likeness of another for purposes of advertising or selling or soliciting purchases of products or services. It is incumbent upon you as the researcher to know and abide by the restrictions imposed on the usage of these materials by the state of California, as well as other states which regulate the use of photographs or likenesses of another.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation has expressed concern regarding the misuse of photographs of the former President. Please contact the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation if you have questions regarding use of the photographs or other audiovisual materials provided to you by the Reagan Library:

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Phone: (805) 522-2977
FAX: (805) 520-9702