PUBLIC ACCESS: Visitors watch a short orientation video and open a Research Account.
RESEARCH SUPPORT: Fellowships are available to support residencies at the Ransom Center .
PLAN AHEAD: Our hours and staffing are limited this summer so we are offering pre-paging if possible.
CLASSROOM VISITS: Educators work with the Center to plan courses, seminars, and class visits.
Research and Access
How to research at the Ransom Center.
Reading and Viewing Room hours are Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm. Paging of materials is limited, and not available from 12pm to 2pm. Seating is socially-distanced and limited. We recommend that you complete our Patron Visit Form that will help our staff prepare for your visit and have some of your materials paged before you arrive.Patron Visit Form
Important Information about Access to Collections
Materials in the Harry Ransom Center are housed in closed stacks and when requested will be delivered to you in the Reading and Viewing Room. Access to some materials requires advance notice or an appointment scheduled at least three days in advance of visiting (including costumes, personal effects, fine art, photography, and collections stored offsite). Contact Reference and Research Services for more information.