Research and Access
How to research at the Ransom Center.
The Reading and Viewing Room is open Monday through Saturday, 9am–5pm. Paging of materials is limited, and not available from 12pm to 2pm, nor after 4pm. Seating is socially-distanced and limited. We recommend that you complete our Patron Visit Form to secure a reservation, help our staff prepare for your visit, and have some of your materials paged before you arrive. For questions about your requests or account, please email us at RVR@hrc.utexas.edu. We also recommend that first-time patrons watch our Orientation Video listed below.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.