Harry Ransom CenterThe University of Texas at Austin

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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.

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Paid 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.


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

Exhibition Galleries


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


Noon Daily
6 p.m. Thursday
2 p.m. Saturday
2 p.m. Sunday
Field trip and group tour information

Closure Dates

Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day

Library Reading/Viewing Rooms

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.


9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Saturday

Some book and manuscript collections are in remote storage and must be requested at least three days in advance of anticipated use. Please contact the Ransom Center well in advance to request offsite materials.

Materials from the Photography, Performing Arts, Film, and Art Collections may not be available on Saturdays, unless previous arrangements have been made to place them on reserve. Because of limited staffing and access restrictions, some materials may not be available due to size, condition, preservation and handling concerns, storage location, or security reasons.

To ensure you are able to view the materials you wish to see, curatorial staff should be consulted regarding access to collections and their availability. We strongly encourage patrons to contact us before visiting.

Closure Dates

The Reading Room will be closed on these dates:

May 30, 2016
July 4, 2016

Always closed on Sundays

Austin Visitor Information

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

Visit the other institutions that are part of Austin's Cultural Campus, a pedestrian-friendly destination of six museums and art centers.

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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.