Friends of Fondren Library (FoFL)

Dear Friends, 

We appreciate your support of Fondren Library through the Friends of Fondren Library membership program. To better manage library capacity and physical distancing this summer, we are pausing new membership at this time. New memberships received during the summer will be effective Sept. 1, 2021 and will be valid until Aug. 31, 2022.

If you would like to renew your FoFL membership, please click here. If you have questions about this summer pause, please click here to email our office

We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you this fall. 

Sincerely,

Mary Lowery, FoFL Executive Director

 

Support Fondren Library Online

The Friends of Fondren Library (FoFL), founded in 1950, is dedicated to stimulating growth in library resources and facilities for the 21st century. The Friends seeks to heighten community and alumni interest in Fondren Library and to support academic programs at Rice University by funding library collections and facilities.

Our Services

  • FoFL is the library's card holding membership for which members receive Fondren Library borrowing privileges for
    a one year renewable term.  (See Membership Benefits for more information.) 
  • FoFL provides resources to purchase materials and equipment for the library to improve the facility and develop
    the collection.
  • FoFL sponsors a gifts and memorials program that provides the library purchasing power beyond its university allocations.
    The library's gift program raises funds for the purchase of otherwise unattainable books, manuscripts, and CDs.
  • FoFL publicizes the library's resources and services through the News from FondrenPast issues of News from Fondren 
    and the Friends' discontinued newsletter, The Flyleaf  can be found in the Rice Digital Scholarship Archive.
  • FoFL sponsors programs for the community such as lectures and a special reception honoring Rice authors, editors, artists,
    and composers.
  • FoFL organizes special fund raising events benefiting the library endowments and programs.
You can renew your membership using our online membership form, and new memberships will be available Sept. 1, 2021. 
The Friends of Fondren Library team is currently working remotely. Please email fofl@rice.edu for assistance or questions.

(Please check the Fondren Holiday Hours for reduced hours and closings.)
 
fofl@rice.edu
713-348-5157 Mary Lowery