Hello, I'm Kathleen Pate, Education Specialist at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. Presidential libraries are not libraries in the usual sense. They are archives and museums, bringing together in one place the documents and artifacts of a President and his administration, presenting them to the public for study and discussion without regard to political considerations or affiliations.
The Clinton Library is a repository for records, created by the Clinton administration from 1993 to 2001. The Library is open to everyone. Research may be conducted online or on-site in the research room. Inquiries may be made my mail, email, telephone, and fax. In addition to the archives there are permanent exhibits showcasing artifacts and interpreting events from the Clinton administration. Special temporary exhibits, featuring artwork and fascinating historical subjects come to the library every few months.
Presidential libraries and museums, like their holdings, belong to the American people, and are great treasures of our nation's history.