Service Changes & Updates

Last updated: March 24, 2020

Fondren Materials:

Until further notice, users should not use the recalls feature.

All Fondren materials will have their due dates changed to Tuesday, August 25, 2020 (the day after the beginning of the fall semester) for most users except for graduating students.

If you are a graduating senior, your due date has been set to May 15; you may contact Fondren at in order to clear your account prior to graduation.

If you left campus, had items checked out to you, and these items are still in your campus residence, you may return them when you come back to campus.

If you left campus, had items checked out to you, and these items are with you, you may keep them until you return to campus, or mail them to Fondren using Media Mail postage at the following address:

                             Rice University
                             Fondren Library
                             6100 Main Street
                             Circulation, MS-44
                             Houston, TX 77005                                                

Users that can opt for an Ebook version (if available), should send requests for Fondren materials via the Suggest a Purchase form and select Ebook in the Format Preference selection.

Interlibrary Loan Materials:

Currently many of our library partners are either closed or limiting their lending/returning activities.

If you have ILL materials in your possession, please check with the ILL team at to determine when these items need to be returned. 

If you left campus and ILL materials are in your campus residence, please inform the ILL team, so they may discuss the matter with the lending library.


Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Materials and Services:

Kelley Center is closed due to Coronavirus. Our staff work from home M-F. Please email Kelley Center staff via with any questions. You may also email us to request online research consultancy or instruction via Zoom. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will restore full access until further notice. Meanwhile, you still can use Kelley Center's website and online Libguides as self-help for searching and using government information. We keep maintaining and updating our Libguides.