About Us

About the Library and Museum

Presidential Libraries are not libraries in the usual sense. They are archives and museums, preserving the written record and physical history of our presidents, while providing special programs and exhibits that serve their communities. These libraries belong to the American people. 

In 1955, the Presidential Libraries Act was passed in the U.S. Congress that provides for the operation of this facility through the National Archives and Records Administration.

About the Facility

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum was opened to the public on August 10, 1962, Mr. Hoover's 88th birthday. In 1992, the museum increased in size from 32,000 to 44,500 square feet. The permanent galleries tell the story of Hoover's years of public service and the large temporary gallery features changing exhibits. The Library and Museum also includes the 180-seat Figge Auditorium, the Olberg Multi-Purpose Room, and a conference room. 

The Library and Museum plans to close in early 2025 for a complete renovation of the Museum's permanent galleries. A planned reopening would occur 2026.


The National Archives and Presidential Libraries

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Contact information for the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, the National Archives, the Hoover Presidential Foundation and the Hoover National Historic Site.

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