Welcome to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library

Explore the variety of material available at this unique research library - from the President's own books and manuscripts, to material on the Lake Erie Islands, to genealogical sources for Ohio family historians.


Hayes Library materials are accessible on-line in cooperation with Bowling Green State University. Go to...BGSU Libraries Catalog


This is the Bowling Green State University's online catalog. Hayes Library items are listed under the Location column as "Hayes". The phrase, "status: not lib owned" means simply that the book is not at BGSU, but at the Hayes Library.


The library catalog includes information on cataloged books, periodicals, and special collections.


The Library's collections are also cataloged in OhioLink and Worldcat.


OhioLink is a statewide online catalog which mostly includes university and college library holdings from Ohio.


Worldcat is a national/international library catalog is now accessible from home for free.


The Hayes Presidential Library is a research library and the materials do not circulate as a rule, however, some books may be available for interlibrary loan. Contact the library for further information.


John Ransom, Head Librarian

[email protected]