The Houston Metropolitan Research Center (HMRC) is part of the Houston Public Library System's Special Collections Division which also includes the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research and the African American Library at the Gregory School.
The HMRC provides in-person, telephone, and e-mail reference service, and photo reproduction services, as well as all necessary support for viewing collection materials.
Learn about the restoration of the historic Julia Ideson Building, home of the HMRC. This project was supported by the Julia Ideson Library Preservation Partners.
The current exhibit, Emma Richardson Cherry: Houston's First Modern Artist, features newly available paintings and documents. The exhibition is open through May 4, 2013.
Because HMRC is a special collections library, planning your visit may be helpful.