Administration & Organization

Mission Statement

Fondren Library supports Rice University’s research and teaching aspirations by providing innovative research and information services, access to scholarly resources, and inviting physical and virtual spaces.

The Values Supporting our Mission are to:

  • Collaborate
  • Innovate
  • Inspire trust
  • Embrace diversity
  • Provide excellent service
  • Support University priorities

What We Do

  • Working with staff, develop and monitor a forward-looking strategic plan for the library.
  • Provide necessary administrative support for managing the daily operations of the Fondren Library.
  • Help set customer service standards for each department.
  • Manage the budget and funds of the Fondren Library.
  • Provide administrative support for hiring and terminating personnel and student workers.
  • Provide administrative support for purchasing equipment and supplies.

Hours for Rice ID Holders

COVID-19 Update

  • Fondren Library will close at 2pm on March 18 and will remain closed until further notice.


Spring 2020 Rice ID Holders Hours - January 12 - April 23, 2020