Library News

Fondren Library Tours on October 23, 9:00-11:00am

The Friends of Fondren Library will be hosting tours of Fondren Library on October 23, from 9:00am - 11:00am.

Please meet in the first floor lobby for a tour guide.


National Bullying Prevention Month

National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Fondren Library's resources about understanding bullying, bullying prevention, prevention tools for teachers, and bullying interventions:



Constitution Day Read Aloud - September 15th

Join us in reading the Constitution and pick up a free copy of the pocket Constitution Friday, September 15 11:30am -1:00pm Fondren Library Outside the Main Entrance  



Remembering 9/11

Check out our updated 9/11 Libguide.


Trademark Basics

Learn Trademark Basics - Wednesday, September 16th

Trademark Basics from the USPTO's Trademark Office Wednesday, September 16th, 1:30pm-3:00pm


Craig Morris, Managing Attorney for Trademark Educational Outreach, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)


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.