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!

 

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS
(All memberships are fully tax-deductible.)

Librarian’s Circle ($2500)

Librarian’s Circle members receive all of the privileges listed below plus:

  • Priority seating for the Friends of Fondren Library Annual Dinner
  • One guaranteed 3-hour session per month of individual training and assistance from GIS/Data Center and Digital Media Commons staff (appointment required)

Library Fellow ($1000)

Library Fellow members receive all of the privileges listed below plus:

  • Preferred seating for the Friends of Fondren Library Annual Dinner
  • Eligibility for individual training and assistance from GIS/Data Center and Digital Media Commons staff (subject to availability, appointment required)

Benefactor ($500)

Benefactor Members receive all of the privileges listed below plus:

  • Special seating for the Friends of Fondren Library Annual Dinner

Patron ($250)

Patron Members receive all of the privileges listed below plus:

  • Eligibility for short courses at the GIS/Data Center and Digital Media Commons (space permitting, registration required)
  • Up to four additional memberships for household members (must be ages 16-18 and live at home)
  • Use of dedicated study room twice in fall and twice in spring, plus 10 additional times June-August (on a first-come, first-served basis).  Reservations must be made at least 3 business days in advance through the Friends of Fondren Library executive director at mary.lowery@rice.edu.

Sponsor (see prices below)

Community Member, Nonprofit Staff*, or Non-Rice Student** ($100)
Rice Alumni ($75)
Rice Faculty, Rice Staff, or Rice Retiree ($50)
Recent Rice Graduate - first 5 years after graduation ($25)

All Sponsor level members receive:

  • Advance notice of lectures, receptions, the annual gala and other special events
  • Unlimited use of the library's public computers for online research
  • News from Fondren, published twice a year
  • Annual library circulation privileges which allow a member to check out up to four books at a time for 28 days, renewable online for an additional 28 days
  • Privilege of using the Digital Media Commons' printer services - additional fees may apply
  • Eligibility for a library entrance card ($10 fee payable to RUPD) - please contact our office at fofl@rice.edu if you would like an access card before going over to RUPD.

 

*Nonprofit staff members must call 713-348-5157 to join Friends of Fondren Library to guarantee eligibility for short courses and individual training and assistance at the GIS/Data Center and Digital Media Commons (subject to availability, registration and appointment required).

**Non-Rice students must present a valid student ID to be eligible for short courses and individual training and assistance at the GIS/Data Center and Digital Media Commons (subject to availability, registration and appointment required).