The Great Hall in the LBJ Presidential Library.

What We Have

The LBJ Library houses more than 45 million pages of historical documents as well as an extensive audiovisual collection including more than 650,000 photos, 12,000 hours of audio recordings, more than 2,000 oral history interviews, and 7,500 motion picture film and video recordings.

The papers of Lyndon B. Johnson, which form the core of the library's holdings, include the White House files of his presidency (1963-1969), and papers from his service as a congressman (1937-1949), senator (1949-1961), and vice president (1961-1963). We also hold the papers of several hundred other individuals, including family, friends, associates, and members of his presidential administration.

To visit the Reading Room:

Research is by appointment only, and appointment requests must be made at least one week in advance of the date you wish to start your research. Researchers must also conduct a virtual consultation with an archivist before they arrive. To schedule your consultation and appointment please email or call 512-721-0212.

Reading Room hours:

The Reading Room is currently open on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are closed on weekends and federal holidays.

The obelisk in the Great Hall of the LBJ Library

Plan Your Research Visit

Our archivists want to support your research and help you make the most of your trip.
A close up of a computer with a presentation about LBJ's telephone conversations.

Online Collections & Resources

A portion of our collections have been digitized. From photos to telephone conversations to oral histories, you can discover LBJ in a whole new way.
Exterior of the LBJ Presidential Library.

Independent Contract Researchers

Can't visit the library? Hire a researcher with previous experience and familiarity with our library's archive.

Fund Your Research


Grants & Fellowships

Looking for funding? The LBJ Foundation administers grants for researchers and scholars.

"It's all here, the story of our time—with the bark off. There is no record of a mistake, or an unpleasantness or a criticism, that is not included in the files here."


President Lyndon B. Johnson
May 22, 1971
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Friends of the LBJ Library

When you become a member of the Friends of the LBJ Library, you'll be making an important contribution to the library's mission -- and to our community. You will also get special access to events.