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.

Visiting the Hirsch Library is free of charge to all individuals interested in visual-arts research. The reading room is on the lower level of the Beck Building. If you have any questions, contact hirsch@mfah.org or 713.639.7325.

The Hirsch Library is closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and the following holidays. Before selected holiday weekends, the library closes at 5 p.m. on Thursday and is closed on Saturday. Call or email for more information.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Good Friday and Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Weekend: Thursday–Sunday
  • Christmas Day

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The MFAH Hirsch Library is generously endowed through the Estates of Winifred and Maurice Hirsch.

Hours

Sunday
CLOSED
Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
CLOSED
Wednesday
11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday
11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday
11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday
Noon–5 p.m.

More Information

Street Address
5601 Main Street Houston, TX 77005
Map & Directions
Mailing Address
Hirsch Library P.O. Box 6826 Houston, TX 77265-6826
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