Fondren Library

Fondren 102 - Where in the World? FInding and Using Digital Historic Maps

Think you know the library?

Beyond its great spaces and basic search tools, the library serves the needs of advanced researchers with extensive specialized collections and skills instruction. Dig deeper with Fondren 102, a series of workshops introducing essential skills and subject resources.
Workshops are an hour long, free, and in the library Collaboration Space (B43A in the library basement) unless otherwise noted. Email instructors for details, or contact Joe Goetz at with any questions.

Endangered Accountability: A Webinar on FOIA, Government Data, and Transparency

Join members of Fondren Library and the Digital Library Federation’s new working group on Government Records Transparency and Accountability for a live conversation about government data and records transparency. In this webinar, we’ll dig below the headlines to talk about the current state of FOIA, the difference between “records” and “data,” and what, actually, is at risk in this current moment.

Fondren Fellows Showcase

Should Fondren Library offer treadmill desks, standing desks, bike desks or some other form of furniture that offers an alternative to just sitting? How might we map the exchanges among correspondents in a collection of over 300 Civil War letters? How do Rice scholars approach copyright agreements that they typically sign before publishing a book or article? Come hear how the 2016 cohort of Fondren Fellows approached these research questions--and learn more about the Fondren Fellows program itself.

Fondren 101 - Learn the Library - Tour

The library is. . . a place, with quiet spaces, software, equipment, books, and expert help.

It’s also an incredible resource of digital information, literature, art, music, science and history.

Learn your way around with Fondren 101. It’s a tour, followed by a short class to show you where to go and how to look in the library. It’s your Fondren Library orientation. 

Classes will meet in the Quad (East) entrance area of Fondren Library. Each session, including tour and classroom time, will last about 75 minutes.