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Fondren Library

Rice University

Address: 6100 main Street; MS44
Houston, Texas
United States

County: Harris View map of all libraries in Harris County.

Phone: 713-348-5113

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Library details: Fondren Library is an Academic library.
This library is affiliated with Rice University (view map) . The collection of the library contains 2,761,945 volumes. The library circulates 237,579 items per year. The library serves a population of 6,083 FTE Enrollment.

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Administration: The director of the library is Sara Lowman, Vice Provost and University Librarian .

Control: The library is part of a privately-funded organization. It operates on a Non-profit financial model.

Academic Level: The library Serves an educational institution at the University level. The Carnegie Foundation designates this institution as: Doctoral/Research Universities-Extensive (level 15).

Affiliations: The library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries

Statistics Academic
Enrollment 6,083FTE Students
Collection size2,761,945volumes
Annual Circulation237,579transactions
Expenditures Reported to National Center for Education Statistics
2012 $16,236,366$187,197$2,490,477$398,911$6,943,093$5,983,943

wi-fi available Wireless: The library offers wireless access to the Internet. wireless throughout the library. Free to visitors

Technology Profile
Product NameYear Contracted
Current Automation SystemSymphony1995
Previous Automation SystemNOTIS1985
Discovery Service (w/index)EBSCO Discovery Service2011
Previous Discovery productAquaBrowser Library2009
OpenURL Link resolverSFX2012
Previous Link resolver360 Link2006
Federated search product360 Search 
Electronic Resource Management360 Resource Manager 
Institutional RepositoryDSpace 
Digital Asset ManagementDSpace 
Web Content ManagementPlone 
Item ID TypeBarcode 
Self-Check3M SelfCheck System V-Series 
(* Older versions of SirsiDynix Symphony were called Unicorn)
This library is responsible for the procurement of the library automation system.

Automation Survey: The 2015 Automation Survey has been completed for this Library

Identifiers ID761

Record History: This listing was created on Jun 7, 1997 and was last modified on Nov 23, 2015.

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