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Partial federal shutdown affects LBJ Presidential Library

The LBJ Presidential Library is closed Saturday following the partial government shutdown. (PHOTO: LBJ Presidential Library)

Amid the partial federal government shutdown, the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library is now closed until further notice. This comes as the impact of the shutdown begins to trickle down.

In a social media post published on Facebook and Twitter, the LBJ Library and Museum said the library, including the Research Room and online store, would be closed until further notice.

Those with tickets purchased online will now have to contact the admissions office with an order number for a refund or to rebook for another date. But, because of the shutdown, staff will be unable to process requests immediately. Everything will be processed once government operations resume.

The library also said, "We are also unable to make further updates on our official social media channels. Please stay tuned to LBJLibrary.org for updates."

The Senate failed to pass a government spending bill on Friday evening to keep the federal government running. A partial government shutdown began at midnight.

A few Republicans joined Democrats to oppose the short-term funding deal that would have kept the federal government's doors open through February 16.

Senators huddled together on the floor in the hours after the vote negotiating possible ways to avoid a shutdown. However, there was no agreement reached before the critical midnight deadline.

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