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Monday-Friday:  1pm - 5pm
Saturday:  CLOSED
Sunday:  CLOSED

Research and class visits available by appointment only, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. Contact us to schedule.

Special Hours

The Library and Archives will be closed:

November 26 - November 27, 2015
December 24 - January 3, 2016

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Join Us for Scan Day!

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Library and Archives is asking the community to help preserve rock and roll history!

On Saturday, November 14, from 1 to 5 p.m., the Library and Archives will host a special Scan Day for people to bring in photos, small posters, handbills, and other flat rock and roll ephemera – up to 12” x 16” – to be digitized and potentially included in the Museum’s collections. All participants will receive a voucher for a free admission ticket to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and a complimentary USB drive with digital, preservation-quality image files of their items.
Reservations are recommended but not required. Please contact the Library and Archives at (216) 515-1956 or for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Participants may bring up to 10 items that may be digitized for free on a complimentary USB drive, subject to availability and Museum policies. If the materials fit the collecting policy of the Library and Archives, the owner of the materials will have the opportunity to donate not only the digital files, but the original materials as well, subject to applicable law and Museum policies. Participants must redeem their vouchers at the Museum Box Office and use their tickets by November 30, 2015.

Paul Simon: Words and Music – “The Boxer”

The Library and Archives' current exhibit is devoted to “The Boxer” -- often regarded as one of Simon & Garfunkel’s finest recordings and considered by many to be one of Paul Simon’s greatest compositions. In this exhibit, you can hear the classic song while mapping its evolution through Simon’s original handwritten lyrics; getting an in-depth look into his songwriting process. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, is a companion to the Museum's Paul Simon: Words and Music, and will remain up until December 2015. During your visit, learn more about Simon and other subjects by exploring our collections!

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