Business Information Center

Business Information Center

The business library is currently open only to

Rice faculty, students, and staff with an active Rice ID. 


Summer Hours:

Monday - Friday      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday                 Closed
Sunday                   Closed


Business Information Center

Room 200, McNair Hall, Loop Road

Rice University 


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The Business Information Center (BIC) is the business library serving Rice Business and the wider Rice community. Get all your information needs met, from books and journals to business databases by company or industry.

The Gilbert & Ruth Whitaker Business Information Center (BIC) is located on the second floor of McNair Hall. It includes a large reading room, an online resource room, and an additional study space containing reference materials and journals. The BIC is named in honor of Jones School's fourth dean, Gilbert R. Whitaker and his wife, Ruth. The Whitakers were instrumental in the planning and development of this space.

Although features from several architectural styles are used, the design of the library was heavily influenced by the late nineteenth-century arts and crafts movement. Elements of this movement are evident in many of the furnishings, particularly the enormous glass and metal light fixtures illuminating the reading room.

Resources for Students

Access to these resources require users to login with their Rice NetID and password that is provided once enrolled.

Fondren Library | Fondren Library Catalog

Journals: Rice libraries provide access to a large number and variety of online fulltext journals. The scope of the collection is broad with excellent coverage in art, business, economics, engineering, literature, music, natural sciences and social sciences.

Databases: Articles | Company/Industry | Investment | Information Technology (IT) | Marketing | Research Guides






Research Guides  


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