On-Site Interlibrary Loan

Participating Institutions

  • University of St. Thomas
  • Houston Baptist University
  • Texas Southern University
  • UH Central Campus
  • UH Clear Lake
  • UH Downtown
  • Texas Tech University Architecture Department

Borrowing Information

  • Rice faculty, students and staff may request Onsite ILL approvals.
  • Users borrowing privileges will be reviewed by Rice University Access Services staff.
  • An e-mail will be sent to the User notifying them of approval. Please wait for approval before visiting the lending institution.
  • After receiving approval notification, a User may borrow a maximum of 4 Onsite ILL items from the lending University.
  • Loan periods, renewal policies, and fines vary between the lending institutions. Please check the lending library’s website for more details.
  • Please return borrowed Onsite ILL materials to Fondren Library. We will return the items for you, however we do not provide tracking information.
  • Users may borrow items from Fondren's General Stacks or Business Collection.

Lending Information

  • Users must check with their home University’s ILL department for borrowing approval from Rice University.
  • Fondren is shipping items daily! For fastest delivery, please use your library's Interlibrary Loan service. If you have any questions, please have your University Library's Interlibrary Loan department contact us.
  • Fondren reserves a limit of 4 loans per User.
  • The total loan period is 16 weeks per item.
  • All loans are subject to recall.
  • Users must be in good standing with their University.
  • Please return your Rice Onsite ILL materials directly to your home University's ILL department.

Users must show valid ID to borrow materials

On-Site Approval Request