Friends of Fondren Library - FOFL

Seeks to heighten community and alumni interest in Fondren Library and to support academic programs at Rice University by funding library collections and facilities.

Library Membership Benefits

Whether you're a Rice graduate, Rice faculty or staff member, community member or just a lover of knowledge, the Friends of Fondren Library needs your support as a member to enhance the Fondren Library’s collections and fulfill its ongoing need for resources and services. Please join today!


Community Borrowers

Even if you're not affiliated with Rice University directly, you can still borrow items from Fondren Library. Check the table below to see if you are eligible to borrow items through these local institutions.

If your organization is listed below, please present your ID to the Circulation Desk.

Visitor Information

COVID-19 Update: Fondren Library is closed to the public until further notice. We have updated this page to reflect current information and ways to get help and information. We appreciate your understanding during this time.

Public Access