Library News


Coming Soon - New Reading Room

Apologies for the inconvenience caused by our first floor renovations. We are planning a beautiful new reading room with lots more places to study and relax.


Ph.D. and PostDoc Students

Ph.D. and PostDoc Students: Check Out Our Research Guide

Welcome to Rice! Check out our handy research guide for Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Scholars.


Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend Holiday Hours

Upcoming Labor Day Weekend Hours - Other Holiday Hours   SUN


Jesse Jones

Historic Records of Jesse Jones Archived in Woodson

The historic records of Jesse Jones (1874-1956), one of the nation's most powerful appointed officials during the Great Depression and World War II and one of Houston's pre-eminent developers during the first half of the 20th century, are now archived at Rice University's Fondren Library.



Francis Poulenc Archive Arrives at Fondren

Fondren Library announces the acquisition of the Rose Lambiotte Family Francis Poulenc Archive, consisting of original autograph musical manuscripts, signed and inscribed printed scores, autograph letters and related material.


Relax this Summer

Summer Reading, Audio Books and Video

Looking to unwind this summer?

Check out Fondren's collection of


Ithaka S+R Survey Rice Research

Rice University’s Fondren Library partnered with Ithaka S+R to administer an online survey in Spring 2015 to inform and improve library services. Faculty were surveyed on three topics, including: Digital Research Activities, Data Preservation & Management, and Discovery.