Study Room Reservations

Fondren Library has 45 private study rooms available for checkout to Rice ID Holders.


  • Reservations up to 4 hours
  • One reservation per day. A second reservation made to extend the use of a room requires check in and check out of original key at the Circulation Desk to avoid an overdue fine from the initial reservation.
  • Reservations can be made 3 days in advance
  • Unclaimed reservations will be released after 30 minutes
  • Study room key late return - $5/hour fine
  • NOTE: You will not be able to make a study room reservation if your library account is blocked due to fines or overdue items. Contact Access Services on the First Floor of Fondren Library to clear your account.
  • If you need to leave the building, Circulation will hold your study room key for 15 minutes. If you are not back to pick up your key by then, it will be checked in to allow other students to use the room. Fondren Library is not responsible for personal belongings left in study rooms.
  • Library staff sound alarms and verbally notify users before library closings. Study Room keys must be returned to the Circulation Desk 15 minutes prior to library closing to avoid overdue fines.

Advance Reservations

  • Rooms 156, 201 or 601, our largest study rooms, may be made more than 3 days in advance.
  • Room 332, a music only, keyboard practice and study room (not soundproof) may be reserved more than 3 days in advance.
  • DMC Audio Studio B42D and DMC Video & Photography Studio B42E, may be reserved more than 3 days in advance. Please stop by the DMC Service Desk to check in and out of the studios.