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Rice Borrowing Policy

To take advantage of the Rice Reciprocal Borrowing Program, you must:

  • Know the book you want in advance, as well as its call number.  You can obtain this information by searching  Rice University's Fondren Library online catalog. Ask the Reference Librarian, if you need help.
  • As long as your account is up to date and you do not have any late fees or overdue books, you can go to: Request a Book from Fondren Library.
  • You may borrow up to 4 books at a time for 12 weeks, no renewals.
  • Please keep in mind that Rice overdue fines are a $1 per item per day, so be sure to return your materials to Rice by the due date given.
  • Single renewals may be arranged by contacting through email to: Ms. Martin at martin@rice.edu or Ms. Latner at Latner@rice.edu
  • Please make use of this privilege when UST classes are in session.  Rice University does not honor requests when there are no regular UST classes.
  • We will notify you via email once the request is approved.
  • Please Print out two copies of the "approved email"
  • Then take your two copies of the "approved email" and your UST ID to Rice University to check out book.
  • When books are returned, have the "approved email" stamped as "Received" by Rice personnel.
  • Return the email to Doherty Library within 3 days of "date returned."

We will not approve the request if you have overdue books, late fees or your account is not current.  Can you satisfy all of the above conditions?

  • If “No”, please contact the library at (713) 525-2180.

  • Click Yes to go to the online form.

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