Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
By Reservation Only
Plan a Research Visit
Our reading room is open to the public for academic research. Reservations are required at least 7 days in advance. Before visiting the reading room, please review our guide to get started.
To access the reading room, please enter through the Herbert Hoover Memorial Building main entrance from level 1. Please call upon arrival for accessibility directions.
We provide free lockers to stow away certain personal items that are not allowed in the reading room during your visit.
Due to the construction of the George P. Shultz building (former site of the Lou Henry Hoover Building), please refer to the access map which indicates the primary walking path to Hoover Tower and the Library & Archives reading room.
For visitors entering or leaving our reading room we provide lockers, pencils, and notepaper as certain personal items are not allowed. Please read our visitor requirements to ensure you are prepared for your visit.Read More
Library & Archives Policies
Policies are in place to guide researchers and to ensure that materials are cared for and available for their ongoing useView All Policies
In support of a vibrant community of scholars and the public interested in the meaning and role of history, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives is open to anyone. Whether you are planning an onsite visit or conducting your research from afar, staff are dedicated to connecting users with the most relevant materials through reference consultations, assisting with registration and material requests, digitization, and more.