Answered By: Sandi Edwards
Last Updated: Jul 20, 2016     Views: 552

Fondren Library offers Internet access to the public for library research; all of the online resources¹ that are otherwise unavailable for public off-campus use are freely available to anyone inside the library.

There is a TWO HOUR time limit -- per day -- on the public computers.  An access code is required to initiate a computer session; these will be available at the entrance when signing in.  For more information about this policy please see Public Workstations.

Public research terminals are located directly around the Reference Desk on the first floor of the library. Computers for online catalog searching are also available on each floor.  Public research computers do not provide access to Microsoft Office applications (word-processing, spreadsheets, etc.).


¹ Exceptions: Beilstein/Gmelin database, Cambridge Crystallographic Database, and SciFinder Scholar. Licensing restrictions limit access to these databases to current Rice University faculty, staff and students only.

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