Support the Friends of Fondren Library

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The Friends of Fondren Library (FoFL), founded in 1950, is dedicated to stimulating growth in library resources and facilities for the 21st century. 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.

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Due to COVID-19 campus protocols, the library building is open to Rice faculty, students and staff only for regular entry, and to Friends members by appointment. The library will re-open on July 5, 2021. We are offering remote and virtual services for Friends members including books by mail and front-door book pickup through Aug. 22. Electronic resources such as online journals and databases must be accessed in the library building, so please make an appointment to do so. Please email with any questions.


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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 July 5, 2021 and will be valid until July 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. 


Mary Lowery, FoFL Executive Director

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Buy tickets to the Friends of Fondren Library Annual Meeting
Buy tickets to the Friends of Fondren Library Gala (2022)

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Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

By Phone: (713) 348-5157
By Email:
By Mail:

Rice University
Friends of Fondren Library MS-245
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX, 77251-1892