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.



Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request

All unprocessed Reagan Presidential records are administered under the Presidential Records Act (PRA) and may be requested by submitting a FOIA request. For further information see the following laws and regulations:

How to File a FOIA Request

FOIA requests must be submitted in writing. The Reagan Library will accept requests through regular mail, FAX, or email.

Include the following information in your request:

      1. Your permanent address and phone number (as well as a fax number and email address, if available).
      2. Write “FOIA Request” on both your letter and envelope (or in the subject line of your email).
      3. You may also download our and complete the required information. You may attach the form to an email request or include it in a letter request.
      4. Describe the records you want to access in as much detail as possible. Information that might provide such detail includes:
        • Names of specific White House offices or staff members
        • Specific events, speeches, issues, or folder titles
        • Specific or approximate dates of events, speeches, or records
        • Assistance with finding these details can be found on the textual, audiovisual and Public Papers of the President finding aids.

General topic guides, which include material from previous Reagan Library FOIA requests can be found here.

Send your request to the Reagan Presidential Library

You may mail, email or fax your request for Reagan Presidential Library records to the following:

FOIA Coordinator
Reagan Presidential Library
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley CA 93065

Subject line: FOIA Request

Subject line: FOIA Request

For questions regarding filing a FOIA request please contact a Reagan Library Archivist at for assistance.