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Hirsch Library

Since the 1920s, the Hirsch Library has served the museum staff, art researchers, college students, and the public by collecting, providing access to, and preserving information about the visual arts.

General Info

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.