COVID-19 Updates


This is an archived page. See service updates here.


Last Updated: April 8, 2020

The Fondren Library building is closed as of 2 pm on March 18 and will remain closed until further notice. As always, we offer many services online and continue to develop new services. See service updates here.

Building Access

  • Buildings are closed to all users for the time being.

  • Our book drops outside both entrances are open.

    • Please hold on to Digital Media Commons (DMC) materials until the department is open, and email the DMC with any questions.

Off-Campus/Remote Access and Services

  • Rice faculty, students, and staff can always access digital resources from anywhere with an Internet connection.

  • Consult our Off-Campus Library Services Guide for specific information on ebooks, articles, research and classroom support, and more.

  • Consult our service changes and updates for available and newly developed services for the Rice community during this time.

Campus Information

Please see the Rice Crisis Management page for the most up-to-date Rice University information.