Getting to Fondren Library


Fondren Library is located on Rice’s academic quad across from Lovett Hall. Visitors should enter at the East (quad) entrance and be prepared to show identification. To locate Fondren on the Rice campus, please see Rice Campus Maps.

Rice Campus map highlighting Fondren Library


Take the Red Line to Hermann Park / Rice U, then cross Main Street to enter the Rice campus. 


Several Metro bus stops are within walking distance of the Rice campus, including the 28 and 56 lines.

Cycling and skateboarding

Bicycle and skateboard racks are located near the East and West entrances to Fondren Library. 

Rice Shuttle

You may take a shuttle to get around the Rice campus. Stops 7 and 14 (which serve both the Inner Loop and Greater Loop shuttles) are closest to Fondren.


The closest visitor parking lot is Founder's Court Lot, while the closest visitor parking garage is the Central Campus Garage. See Rice Parking for rates and more information about parking.