The Ray Charles Memorial Library is located at the original site of Ray Charles’s recording studio and office at 2107 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018.
The Library opened on September 23, 2010 on what would have been Ray Charles’s 80th birthday.
The Library is about 5,000 square feet of exhibit space which includes memorabilia, awards, interactive music displays and more. A complete tour may last approximately 1 hour.
The Library is not open to the public. Any access to The Library is by reservation only and limited to groups of students and corporate sponsors at this time.
The Library is accessible by RESERVATION ONLY. Reservations must be made 14 days in advance by completing the “RCML Reservation Form" (School Tour or Corporate Tour) — then "submit"...or "print and fax" to 323-737-0148.
This Library houses original items that may not be removed from the premises. All the material may be viewed and interactive displays may be used.
No, there is no parking fee.
The primary purpose of The Library is to expose students to music, the arts and the history of Ray Charles. The Library welcomes schools to tour The Library in groups of no more than 30 persons. All school tours must be booked in advance. Complete the “RCML Reservation Form" (School Tour or Corporate Tour) — then "submit"...or "print and fax" to 323-737-0148.
Tours of The Library are by appointment and reservation only. Tours are conducted in groups of 25-30 persons.
Video cameras and photographing inside The Library is not permitted at this time.
At this time, there is no merchandise that will be sold at The Library. Products may be under development in the future.