Library & Archives


The Library & Archives is open to visitors by appointment only. Please contact us 24 hours in advance.

Research and class visits are available by advance appointment, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. Please contact us as far in advance as possible to schedule.
(216) 515-1956

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Search here for documents, images, and recordings from artists, executives, fans, and the Rock Hall itself. Browse here


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Search for Library Materials

Search here for books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs in the Rock Hall collections. This will take you to the
WorldCat online catalog and allow you to locate resources both in our library and libraries near you.

Want a New Gig?

NOW HIRING : Librarian

Be a Rock Star and help us engage, teach and inspire
through the power of Rock and Roll!

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the world’s first museum dedicated to the living heritage of rock and roll music, is currently seeking candidates for the position of Library Assistant. The Librarian reports to the Senior Director of Library & Archives and performs descriptive cataloging of library resources; assists in providing instruction and reference service and engaging users through outreach activities; assists in the collection development of library resources; and supervises the work of the Library Assistant, interns, and volunteers.

For consideration and to view the complete job posting, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary online at

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is an equal opportunity employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

On Exhibit

Bikini Kill concert flyer

Revolution Girl Style

The Library and Archives offers a spotlight exhibit on the Riot Grrrl movement, entitled Revolution...Grrrl Style. The exhibit discusses the foremothers and influences of Riot Grrrl, the movement's embrace of DIY punk culture, social activism and third wave feminism, and its influences on later artists. The exhibit includes handbills, stickers, photographs and other promotional materials for artists like Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Cold Cold Hearts, Excuse 17, Huggy Bear, Kim Gordon, Joan Jett, Lydia Lunch, Exene Cervenka, the Slits, the Plasmatics, Sleater-Kinney, Pussy Riot, and much more!

Offered in conjunction with the exhibit are an exhibit guide, listening stations, displays of commercial publications and recordings, and an online research guide.

*Image (left) from the Kill Rock Stars Collection.

Because we are angry at a society that tells us Girl = Dumb, Girl = Bad, Girl = Weak. – Riot Grrrl Manifesto

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum | Library and Archives
2809 Woodland Avenue | Cleveland, OH 44115 | 216.515.1956 |