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Contact Information

Street Address
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, Texas 77005

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 6826
Houston, Texas 77265-6826

Phone 713.639.7325
Fax 713.639.7795

Reading Room Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
10 am to 5 pm

10 am to 9 pm

12 noon to 5 pm

Sunday: Closed.
Monday: Closed to visitors. Service by phone or e-mail is available.

The library is also closed the Thursday evening and Saturday of holiday weekends.


Library staff members have a range of expertise. Please contact the appropriate name below,
or contact for general inquiries.

Library Administration
Jon Evans, Director, Hirsch Library. 713.639.7393;

Margaret Culbertson, Director, Bayou Bend Library. 713.639.7326;

Reference Services
Lynn Wexler, Reference Librarian. 713.353.1510;

Lauren Gottlieb-Miller, Library Assistant. 713.639.7325;

Sarah Long, Library Assistant, Acquisitions. 713.639.7327;

Helen Lueders, Library Assistant, Bayou Bend. 713.353.1542;

Cataloging & Technical Services
Cheryl Payne, Technical Services Librarian. 713.639.7394;

Edward Lukasek, Catalog Librarian. 713.639.7322;

Joel Pelanne, Catalog Librarian. 713.353.1511;

Diane Sandberg, Library Assistant. 713.639.7392;

Alice Jenkins, Library Associate. 713.639.7855;

Sam Vacanti, Library Assistant, Serials and Reference. 713.639.7291;

Marie Wise, Project Manager, William J. Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive,
Bayou Bend. 713.353.1545;




The Hirsch Library is open free of charge to all individuals interested in visual-arts research.


Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday, 12 noon–5 p.m.
Sunday, closed
Monday, closed to visitors; service available by phone or e-mail
Hours and closures vary around holidays, including New Year’s, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Call or e-mail for more details.

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 6826
Houston, TX 77265-6826

Street Address
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, Texas 77005
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The MFAH Hirsch Library is generously endowed through the Estates of Winifred and Maurice Hirsch.

The library also receives generous funding from Mr. William J. Hill.