Hours & Admissions

Lady Bird Johnson and President Lyndon B. Johnson stand on the LBJ lawn in front of the LBJ Library. Photo by Frank Wolfe.

Buy Tickets

We’re happy you’re planning to visit us at the LBJ Presidential Library. Tickets may be purchased at the admissions desk or in advance.

Library Hours

The LBJ Library is open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The last visitor will be admitted at 4:00 p.m. We are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Reading Room Hours

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

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: johnson.library@nara.gov or call 512-721-0212.

Admissions Prices
Tuesday Admission is half off! :

There is no luggage storage available at the library. We are closed on Thanksgiving, along with Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Adults :

$16

Seniors (62+)* :

$12

Former Military* :

$8

K-12 Teachers and Staff* :

$8

College Students (non-UT Austin)* :

$6

Youth (13-18) :

$6

Children (12 and under) :

Free

Active-Duty Military* :

Free. + 5 family members

Recipients of SNAP, WIC, and MAP** :

Free

Lyndon is your name* :

Free if your first, middle, or last name is Lyndon

*UT Austin Students, Faculty, Staff* :

Free

Members of Friends of the LBJ Library* :

Free

Members of LBJ Future Forum* :

Free

Members & Staff of NARA Presidential Libraries* :

Free

*Must have a valid ID
**Must present card along with a valid ID

  • Recipients of SNAP, WIC, and MAP.  See press release here.

Buy Tickets

We’re happy you’re planning to visit us at the LBJ Presidential Library. Tickets may be purchased at the admissions desk or in advance.

Free Admission Days

To ensure President Johnson's wish that the Library be available to all, we offer free admission to the public on several days throughout the year:

  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth (June 19)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • LBJ’s Birthday (August 27)
  • Labor Day
  • Austin Museum Day (2nd to last Sunday in September)
  • Columbus Day | Indigenous Peoples' Day
  • Veterans Day (November 11)

Free Gifts Days

  • July 2 free gift with your paid admission to celebrate President Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • August 6 free gift with your paid admission to celebrate President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965