Library News

Bingo Night

Students: Join us Tuesday, August 30th from 7-9pm

Open to all Rice Students - Come learn about Fondren Library and have fun! Tuesday, August 30th, meet us in the first floor lobby between 7:00pm and 9:00pm to get your bingo card and start exploring what Fondren Library has to offer.





Fondren Library Food and Drink Policy

Fondren Library allows some food and drink into the building. Please refer to the guidelines below:


Apply by Feb 28

$3,000 in Prizes - Apply by February 28

2014 Winners

Photo - (L to R) Lexi, Jane, Anya  (Nate George was out of the country and is not pictured.)

This year's winners are:



Overview of Fondren's Services, Places and Equipment

Welcome to Fondren!

Our collection includes books, e-books, audiobooks, leisure books, journals, CDs, DVDs, streaming audio and video, sheet music, maps, digital data, manuscripts, government publications and patents.



Coming Soon - New Reading Room

Apologies for the inconvenience caused by our first floor renovations. We are planning a beautiful new reading room with lots more places to study and relax.


Ph.D. and PostDoc Students

Ph.D. and PostDoc Students: Check Out Our Research Guide

Welcome to Rice! Check out our handy research guide for Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Scholars.


Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend Holiday Hours

Upcoming Labor Day Weekend Hours - Other Holiday Hours   SUN


Jesse Jones

Historic Records of Jesse Jones Archived in Woodson

The historic records of Jesse Jones (1874-1956), one of the nation's most powerful appointed officials during the Great Depression and World War II and one of Houston's pre-eminent developers during the first half of the 20th century, are now archived at Rice University's Fondren Library.