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Fondren 101 - Learn the Library in Mandarin Chinese

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.



Study Carrels May Be Requested August 15

Facutly and students may begin requesting study carrels on August 15th. 

To apply for a study carrel, please visit:


Congratulations Owls

Learn about Rice Alumni Services at Fondren

Fondren Library provides online access to selected resources through an agreement with the Office of Alumni Affairs


Therapy Pets

Upcoming Study Breaks and Therapy Pets


Study Break with Coffee, Snacks and Giveaways Thursday, Nov. 29 from noon-2pm Pet Therapy Study Breaks Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 5-9pm Thursday, Dec. 6 from 5-7pm Friday, Dec. 7 from 3-5pm


We are Looking for Fondren Library Student Ambassadors

Library Ambassadors are undergraduate and graduate students who primarily promote library resources and services to the campus community. They also may engage in conversations about Fondren Library, and advocate for the perspectives of student library users.