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.



Facts about the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum

Significant Dates
Ground breaking - November 21, 1988
Dedication - November 4, 1991

Original Building
Architect - The Stubbins Associates, Boston, MA
Style - Spanish mission, with red tile roof and central courtyard
General Contractor  - Peck/Jones, Los Angeles, CA
Size - 150,000 square feet total
Cost - $40.4 million (construction contract) $57 million total
Fundraising and construction -   The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

Address: 40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA  93065
Ventura County, Simi Valley/Thousand Oaks, CA
Site: 29 acre campus on 100 acres|
Donated by Blakeley-Swartz development partnership

Library Holdings
Records/Papers - 63.6 million pages (25,677 feet)
Audiovisual - 1,623,000 still photographs
670,000 feet of motion picture film
20,500 video tapes
25,500 audio recordings
Gifts/Artifacts - 62,317 objects

Printed Material
16,000 volumes of books
58,000 serials and other items

Storage Conditions
Textual records - temp. (70º) and humidity (45%) control
Audiovisual - Cold storage (62º and 35º) for negatives  and motion picture film prints
Museum - Special museum object storage units for general conservation and earthquake protection

Library Operations
The Library is a federal government historical research facility and public museum.  It is one of twelve presidential libraries and one presidential project operated and maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration.The Library shares the campus space with the offices of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.

Rev. 10/2011