Reference - REF

Provides research assistance and instruction in the use of library resources.

Maps of All Floors

This PDF has Fondren's floor plans with call numbers, stack ranges and service locations.

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The Reference Department of Fondren Library provides research assistance and instruction in the use of library resources (such as the catalog and specialized indexes & databases) to users of the Library.

Off-Campus Access

Fondren Library has paid subscriptions to many online resources. When you are trying to access these resources, while off-campus, you will be required to verify your Rice affiliation with the Rice EZproxy system.

Faculty Assistance

Let us work collaboratively with you to design and implement instructional services aimed at developing skills needed by undergraduate and graduate students to excel in their work at Rice University and after graduation. We are committed to user outreach and excellent customer service to provide an effective instruction program that meets the needs of our library users.