Julia Ideson Building
Julia Ideson Building


The Houston Metropolitan Research Center (HMRC) is open as follows:

  • Tuesdays | 10 AM - 6 PM
  • Wednesdays | 10 AM - 6 PM
  • Thursdays | 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Fridays | 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday | 10 AM - 5 PM
  • HMRC is closed on Sunday and Monday. We recommend that you call 832-393-1662 in advance to confirm the availability of the 2nd floor Reading Room and other public areas in the building.

    Entry to the facility is through the main entrance on McKinney or though the garden on the Lamar and Smith sides of the building.

    Parking is available in the garage beneath the Central Library on the same block for $2 per hour. Entry to the garage is on Lamar Street.

    Contact Information

    Phone: (832) 393-1662

    Email: Click here to send an email to HMRC

    Houston Metropolitan Research Center
    500 McKinney
    Houston, Texas 77002

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