Where is The Library located?

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.

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When did The Library open?

The Library opened on September 23, 2010 on what would have been Ray Charles’s 80th birthday.

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How long does it take to take a tour of The Library?

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.

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Is The Library open to the public?

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.

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How do I make reservations to tour The Library?

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.

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Is this a regular Library where material may be checked out by the public?

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.

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Is there a fee for parking?

No, there is no parking fee.

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Can school trips be coordinated to visit The Library?

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.

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Can I have a private tour of The Library?

Tours of The Library are by appointment and reservation only. Tours are conducted in groups of 25-30 persons.

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May I take pictures or record anything in The Library?

Video cameras and photographing inside The Library is not permitted at this time.

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Is there any merchandise for sale that I can buy at The Library?

At this time, there is no merchandise that will be sold at The Library. Products may be under development in the future.

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