The galleries of the MFAH main campus, Rienzi & Bayou Bend are open on a new schedule. Advance timed tickets are recommended. We welcome all visitors at any time. Learn more & get tickets 

Hirsch Library

The Hirsch Library reopens to the public on October 1, 2020. Appointments are strongly recommended, and face masks are required. Information about reopening procedures and policies is available here.

Learn more about the Hirsch Library here.

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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 Hirsch Library is closed on Sunday, Monday, 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.

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


11 a.m.–5 p.m.
11 a.m.–5 p.m.
11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Noon–5 p.m.
Street Address
1001 Bissonnet Street Houston, TX 77005
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Mailing Address
Hirsch Library P.O. Box 6826 Houston, TX 77265-6826
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