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The Ransom Center is located at the northeast corner of 21st and Guadalupe Streets on The University of Texas at Austin campus. The campus area map shows the Center's location on campus.

Please note that the Ransom Center's building is currently undergoing exterior maintenance work. The Ransom Center's entrance will be covered by scaffolding, but remains open and accessible.

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Parking

Paid parking is available in the Dobie Center parking garage on the corner of 21st and Whitis and in various nearby surface lots. Information about University-operated parking garages and shuttle service routes is available online. Limited street parking is available in the neighborhood west of Guadalupe Street. Capital Metro offers several bus routes that stop near the Ransom Center, including 1M and 1L.

Location

21st and Guadalupe Streets
Austin, Texas

Street Address

Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
300 West 21st Street
Austin, Texas 78712
Phone: 512-471-8944

Mailing Address

Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Drawer 7219
Austin, Texas 78713-7219


Admission

Admission is free. Your donation supports the Ransom Center's exhibitions and public programs.


Exhibition Galleries

Hours

10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
10 a.m.–7 p.m. Thursday
Noon–5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Tours

Noon Tuesday
6 p.m. Thursday
2 p.m. Saturday
2 p.m. Sunday
Upcoming tour dates
Group tour information

Closure Dates

The Ransom Center Galleries are closed Mondays and the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

The Gutenberg Bible and the First Photograph are on permanent display in the lobby.


Library Reading/Viewing Rooms

Hours

9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday-Friday
9 a.m.-Noon Saturday

Closure Dates

The Reading Room will be closed on these dates:
May 17-May 26, 2014
May 31, 2014
July 4-5, 2014
August 18-24

Always closed on Sundays

Exterior of the Ransom Center

 

Research Visitor Information

Located on the second floor, the Hazel H. Ransom Reading Room and David Douglas Duncan-Cain Foundation Viewing Room serve visitors using manuscripts, rare books, and visual materials.

Exhibition / Event Visitor Information

Admission is free. Your donation supports the Ransom Center's exhibitions and public programs. Located on the first floor, the Ransom Center Galleries feature rotating exhibitions drawn from the Center's collections. The Gutenberg Bible and First Photograph are on permanent display in the lobby. Docent-led tours are offered Tuesdays at noon, Saturdays at 2 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.   Current exhibitions


Group Tour Information

The Ransom Center welcomes groups and school field trips. To schedule your visit, please complete a tour request form or call 512-475-8086. Two to four weeks advance notice is appreciated.   Learn more about group tours

Austin Visitor Information

The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau provides information about accommodations and attractions in Austin.

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Please be aware that Ransom Center events may be photographed and/or filmed. Your attendance constitutes your authorization for the Center to use your photograph, voice, or other likeness for purposes related to the mission of the Ransom Center, including but not limited to marketing and promotion in both print and electronic forms.