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.

Library Membership Benefits


Whether you're a Rice graduate, Rice faculty or staff member, community member or just a lover of knowledge, the Friends of Fondren Library needs your support as a member to enhance the Fondren Library’s collections and fulfill its ongoing need for resources and services. Please join today!

Please note that some membership benefits are not available during the pandemic, including use of the library building and electronic resources and the purchase or renewal of Rice access cards.

Community Borrowers

Even if you're not affiliated with Rice University directly, possibly you can still borrow items from Fondren Library. Check the table below to see if you are eligible to borrow items through these local institutions.

If your organization is listed below, please present your ID to the Circulation Desk.

Visitor Information

COVID-19 Update: The Fondren Library building is open to Rice University students, staff, and faculty.

We look forward to reopening the building to Rice alumni, Friends of Fondren, retirees, and other members of our local Houston community when Rice University administration and public health officials deem it safe to do so.