The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library welcomes all who are interested in learning more about the life, times, and legacy of Woodrow Wilson.  From graduate students and professors to authors and family historians, researchers are able to access to the Museum’s archival documents and three-dimensional objects as well as its nearly 3,000 library titles for free.

Located in our Library and Research Center, our collections consist of primary and secondary texts, periodicals, scholarly journals and the institutional records of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Foundation.

Because materials from the WWPL’s archival and three-dimensional object collections must be retrieved by staff, researchers who wish to use these collections must make an appointment with Library staff.


To visit the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Research Center, take the brick steps leading up from our parking lot and turn left at the top of the stairs. Follow the brick road and take a left onto the paved driveway. The Library and Research Center is the first building on the right.

When conducting research, please take notes using pencil and paper or a laptop computer. Photocopies of library and archival materials can be made by the attendant. We do charge fees to make copies of documents and photos. Please see our fees structure above.


235 East Beverley Street
Staunton, VA 24401


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Mark Edwin Peterson, Ph.d - Librarian

(540) 885–0897 ex. 105



Because we want to ensure that you have the best possible research experience with a seasoned archivist, we request that you make an appointment.  Please contact our Head Archivist directly by filling out the form on this page.