COVID-19 Update: The Fondren Library building is open to Rice University students, staff, and faculty.
We look forward to reopening the building to Rice alumni, Friends of Fondren, retirees, and other members of our local Houston community when Rice University administration and public health officials deem it safe to do so.
We have updated this page to reflect current information and ways to get help. We appreciate your understanding during this time.
Borrowing privileges are available to members of the Friends of Fondren.
Please contact us with any questions.
Depository Library for United States Government Information
Staff at Kelley Center for both the Federal Depository Library Program and Patent and Trademark Resource Center are working remotely.
If you have related questions:
- Email us
- Call: 713-348-5483
- You can also email us for Zoom reference, a research consultancy, or an instruction session.
24/7 Self-Help available:
For any other questions, please email us.
Friends of Fondren
At this time, all Friends of Fondren members receive:
- Library circulation privileges
- Advanced notice of lectures, receptions, the annual gala, and other special events.
- News from Fondren published twice per year.
Local universities and museums
Those from local universities, museums and other institutions may have borrowing privileges at Fondren. Please consult our Community Borrowers table to see if you are eligible.
K-12 Classes and other groups