We appreciate your support of Fondren Library through the Friends of Fondren Library membership program. To better manage library capacity and physical distancing this summer, we are pausing new membership at this time. New memberships received during the summer will be effective Sept. 1, 2021 and will be valid until Aug. 31, 2022.
We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you this fall.
Mary Lowery, FoFL Executive Director
The Friends of Fondren Library (FoFL), founded in 1950, is dedicated to stimulating growth in library resources and facilities for the 21st century. The Friends seeks to heighten community and alumni interest in Fondren Library and to support academic programs at Rice University by funding library collections and facilities.
- FoFL is the library's card holding membership for which members receive Fondren Library borrowing privileges for
a one year renewable term. (See Membership Benefits for more information.)
- FoFL provides resources to purchase materials and equipment for the library to improve the facility and develop
- FoFL sponsors a gifts and memorials program that provides the library purchasing power beyond its university allocations.
The library's gift program raises funds for the purchase of otherwise unattainable books, manuscripts, and CDs.
- FoFL publicizes the library's resources and services through the News from Fondren. Past issues of News from Fondren
and the Friends' discontinued newsletter, The Flyleaf can be found in the Rice Digital Scholarship Archive.
- FoFL sponsors programs for the community such as lectures and a special reception honoring Rice authors, editors, artists,
- FoFL organizes special fund raising events benefiting the library endowments and programs.
The Friends of Fondren Library team is currently working remotely. Please email email@example.com for assistance or questions.
(Please check the Fondren Holiday Hours for reduced hours and closings.)
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P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892