Notice: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The LBJ Presidential Library may be closed temporarily, but our mission continues. Visit us virtually and explore our "best of" digital resources!

Posted: May 22, 2020

While the Library is still temporarily closed, we are happy to announce that our online museum store is now open and taking orders. All proceeds from purchases in The Store at LBJ benefit the LBJ Presidential Library. Shop online today!

This post was last updated on April 30, 2020.

On Monday, April 27, 2020, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced the state's first phase to safely and strategically open Texas would begin Friday, May 1. While phase one allows museums to open at 25 percent capacity, the LBJ Presidential Library will not be re-opening on Friday, May 1.

As a federal facility operated under the auspices of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Library will be following NARA's guidance and directive for a re-opening date.

From NARA:

At present, all our facilities in the State of Texas remain closed to our staff and the public. As a federal government agency, we will only open our facilities when our assessment aligns with the criteria and requirements laid out by the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management, as detailed in M-20-23, "Aligning Federal Agency Operations with the National Guidelines for Opening Up America Again."

As always, stay connected with us here or on our various social media channels for the latest news.

This post was last updated on March 24, 2020.

Dear LBJ Community,

Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the LBJ Presidential Library will be closed to the public beginning Saturday, March 14 and until further notice.

The safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers, members, and other constituents is our highest priority. The library's closure follows guidance from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) regarding the coronavirus public health emergency (COVID-19) and applies to all presidential libraries.

For more information, please go to www.archives.gov/coronavirus and www.coronavirus.gov.

During the closure:

  • The museum and Reading Room will be closed to visitors and researchers. To request a refund for an admissions ticket purchased in advance, please contact [email protected] with your ticket order number.
  • LBJ Library staff will continue to serve our public by answering reference requests via phone and email. Our archives staff may be reached directly at [email protected].

    Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference or FOIA request or appeal. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience. Read more on how NARA is addressing COVID-19 (coronavirus): https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus
  • The LBJ Library’s online museum store, www.lbjstore.com, will continue to take online orders. Update, March 16: Our online museum store has closed its operations until further notice. All orders placed on or before March 16 will be fulfilled and shipped.
  • All LBJ Library and LBJ Foundation events are canceled until further notice. This includes Future Forum and Friends of the LBJ Library programming, museum tours, school group visits, public meetings, external conferences, and facility rentals.

We deeply appreciate your understanding and will continue to provide updates via email (sign up for our email list here), our website, and social media channels.


Dr. Mark Atwood Lawrence
LBJ Presidential Library

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