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 a.m. to 5 p.m.

10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

12 noon to 5 p.m.

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 offer a range of expertise. Please contact the appropriate name below, or with general inquiries.

Library Administration
Jon Evans, chief librarian, Hirsch Library
713.639.7393 |

Margaret Culbertson, Kitty King Powell librarian, Powell Library
713.639.7326 |

Information Services
Lynn Wexler, reference librarian
713.353.1510 |

Sunyoung Park, library assistant
713.639.7325 |

Jamie Teich, library assistant, acquisitions
713.639.7327 |

Helen Lueders, Powell Library assistant
713.353.1542 |

Cataloging & Technical Services
Cheryl Payne, technical services librarian
713.639.7394 |

Joel Pelanne, assistant technical services librarian
713.353.1511 |

Edward Lukasek, catalog librarian
713.639.7322 |

Jason Valdez, library assistant, serials and reference
713.353.1566 |

Kerry Bourbié, library assistant, stack management and administration
713.639.7855 |

Diane Sandberg, library assistant
713.639.7392 |

Michelle Johnson, project manager, William J. Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive, Bayou Bend
713.353.1545 |

Sarah Callahan, project assistant, William J. Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive, Bayou Bend
713.800.5390 |

Amy Kurlander, project fellow, William J. Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive, Bayou Bend
713.353.1588 |