Presidential Libraries

Presidential Library Architecture and Design Standards

A portion of the Presidential Libraries Act of 1986 (Pub. L. 99-323), codified as 44 U.S.C. 2112(a)(2), requires the Archivist of the United States to promulgate architectural and design standards for Presidential Libraries.

Presidential libraries are constructed by private organizations that raise funds from non-Federal Government sources for this purpose. After completion, the buildings are donated or turned over to the Federal Government for use in perpetuity as part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

View the current Architecture and Design Standards for Presidential Libraries.