All Places

Administration & Organization

Provides the guidance for the Library's services and role in the University. Supports the daily operations of the Library and its staff.

Brown Fine Arts Library

Containing over 200,000 volumes related to art, architecture, classical archaeology and music, this collection supports the fine arts departments of Rice University.
713-348-2259 (Art & Arch.)
713-348-2593 (Music)

Center for Written, Oral and Visual Communication

The Center provides instruction and support for all members of the Rice community to develop the skills needed to effectively share their ideas with the world.

Circulation & Reserves

Manages records of collection use and building access by general community users, course reserve readings, and shelving/reshelving of print library materials.,
713-348-4021 Circulation & Reserves

Collection Development

Builds and manages information collections in all formats.
713-348-2926 Kerry Keck

Digital Media Commons (DMC)

Supports the use of multimedia in teaching, research and creative expression by providing tools, equipment and training (including short courses)

Digital Scholarship Services

Supports projects and activities for creating, disseminating and preserving digital scholarship at Rice.
713-348-2480 (Lisa Spiro)

Friends of Fondren Library (FoFL)

Seeks to heighten community and alumni interest in Fondren Library and to support academic programs at Rice University by funding library collections and facilities.
713-348-5157 Mary Lowery
713-348-5908 Jana Starr

Gilbert & Ruth Whitaker Business Information Center

Home to Fondren Library's business and management collection, the BIC is located in the Jones Business School.

GIS/Data Center (GDC)

Provides geographic information systems software and data assistance.
713-348-5691 GDC Head
713-348-2595 GIS Support

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Obtains loans or copies of materials from around the world to supplement local library resources
713-348-2284 Interlibrary Loan

Kelley Center for Government Information, Data and Geospatial Services

Offers access and service for patents and trademarks, United States and Texas state government information, statistical data, maps, microfilm and microfiche.

Library Service Center (LSC)

Provides off-site, preservation housing for low-use library materials


Provides research assistance and instruction in the use of library resources.

Technical Services

Manages all business functions relating to the acquisition, analysis and discovery, and preservation of library collections regardless of media or format.
713-348-5219 Main
713-348-4811 Acquisitions
713-348-2568 Cataloging & Metadata
713-348-2602 Preservation Services

User Experience (UX)

Researches and enhances the user experience with usability testing, focus groups, and ethnographic interviews.

Woodson Research Center Special Collections & Archives

Stewards the rarest of library artifacts, while assembling and organizing the institutional records of Rice University.