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George W. Bush library archives open to public

File-This May 1, 2013, file photo shows Deborah Jurcak of Grapevine, Texas, leaning over to touch the World Trade Center tower beams in the 9/11 exhibit in the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum  in Dallas. The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is set to begin accepting Freedom of Information Act requests for records from Bushís presidency. The library will start taking requests Monday Jan. 20, 2014, which marks five years from the end of Bushís presidency.
File-This May 1, 2013, file photo shows Deborah Jurcak of Grapevine, Texas, leaning over to touch the World Trade Center tower beams in the 9/11 exhibit in the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas. The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is set to begin accepting Freedom of Information Act requests for records from Bushís presidency. The library will start taking requests Monday Jan. 20, 2014, which marks five years from the end of Bushís presidency.

DALLAS (AP) — The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum has started accepting Freedom of Information Act requests for records from Bush's presidency.

The library started taking requests Monday, which marked five years from the end of Bush's presidency.

Access to the records is governed by the Presidential Records Act. That law says the records may be requested by the public five years after the presidential administration ends.

The library says all requests must be in a written format — email, mail or fax — and must state that the request is being made under the Freedom of Information Act.

The library opened last year on the Southern Methodist University campus. It notes the process will take time and cited factors including the volume and complexity of presidential records.

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