Reagan Library Closure

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. This includes docents, volunteers and interns. We will continue to respond to written reference requests at reagan.library@nara.gov. Please check our website, reaganlibrary.gov or www.archives.gov/coronavirus  for updates on our operating hours and status.

All public events at the Reagan Library facilities are cancelled until further notice. This includes in-person public programs, tours, school group visits, public meetings, external conferences, and facility rentals. 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) https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus


 

 External Links Disclaimer 

This site provides external links as a convenience to our users. The appearance of external hyperlinks on the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum website does not constitute endorsement by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum of the linked websites, or the information, products or services contained therein. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations.

 

Links to Government Websites

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum website can add a link to any government website that is publicly available unless directed not to by the agency that owns the site. Acceptable federal government-owned or government-sponsored website domains include .gov, .mil and .fed.us. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum website may also link to: quasi-government agencies and websites created by public sector/private sector partnerships; state and local government sites (e.g., www.virginia.gov); and some government-sponsored websites that end in .com, .org, or .net.

 

Links to Non-Government Websites

In rare instances, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum website will link to websites that are not government-owned or government-sponsored if these websites provide government information and/or services in a way that is not available on an official government website. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum website provides these non-government websites as a public service only. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum neither endorses nor guarantees in any way, the external organizations, services, advice, or products included in external site links. Furthermore, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum neither controls nor guarantees the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of the information contained in non-government website links. 

 

Prohibitions

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum website will not link to any website that exhibits hate, bias, or discrimination. Furthermore, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum website reserves the right to deny or remove any link that contains misleading information or unsubstantiated claims, or is determined to be in conflict with Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum's mission or policies.

 

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The FOIA generally provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, of access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions thereof) are protected from disclosure by one of nine exemptions.

The Privacy Act (PA) regulates the federal government's collection, maintenance, use and dissemination of personal information about U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Among the rights afforded under the Privacy Act is an individual's right to obtain copies of records maintained on him/her if the information contained in agency files, retrievable by the individual's name or other identifier, is not exempt from release under the provisions of the law.

The FOIA known by its legal cite as 5 U.S.C. 552, along with the Department of Defense (DoD) Regulation 5400.7-R, "Department of Defense Freedom of Information Act Program," can be found at Part 286 of Chapter 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations, which is available in most libraries. It can also be purchased from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161.