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Wallace Center Entrance Repairs - Find the Latest Information Regarding Construction Closures

Urgent repair work is underway in the Wallace Center entrance lobby area.  As work progresses, the following impacts and closures are anticipated:

 A-level impacts:

Tuesday August 20 until Monday August 26, 2013 - The A-level circulation adjacent to Room A-400 will be closed.  Adjacent rooms may be entered either from the north or south but through circulation will be closed during this period.

Monday August 26 through Friday September 27, 2013 - A-level circulation will be restored on the east side of Room A-400 but closed on the west side of room A-400.  Through circulation will be available on the east side of Room A-400.

Classes scheduled for Room A-400 will not be held from Monday August 26 through Friday September 6, 2013.  Classes in A-400 will resume Monday, September 9, 2013.

Mail Level impacts:

A temporary construction barrier will be erected in the main level lobby which closes the western pair of doors into Wallace Library so that work may take place in the protected area.  The eastern pair of doors will remain open for entry and exit from the library.  Java Wally's will remain accessible.  The main stairway from the A-level will remain open.  We anticipate that the lobby will re-open to normal circulcation patterns by Monday September 30, 2013.

Concrete removal and repairs from approximately Wednesday August 21 until Friday September 6 may cause disruptive noise levels.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please direct any questions about this work to Rizk Sinada, Project Manager, at 5-6716 or rnsppa@rit.edu.

Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible

Manifold Greatness:

The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible

Exhibition August 26th to December 13th, 2013

Join the Cary Graphic Arts Collection in commemorating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. Manifold Greatness chronicles the conception and creation of the King James Bible and explores its far-ranging influence. At the center of the exhibition is a national traveling panel exhibition sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Library Association, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Bodleian Library of the University of Oxford. Enhancing this traveling exhibition are selected artifacts from the Cary Collection that chronicle the history of the King James Bible.

For more information see: http://www.manifoldgreatness.org/


Reception Friday, September 13, 2013 5-8:00

Please join us for a talk at 5 p.m. on the history of the King James Bible by Cary Curator Steven Galbraith.  Opening reception follow

Bands on the Bricks: A Retrospective of Music on Campus

The opening for the exhibit Bands on the Bricks: A Retrospective, will be held on May 2nd from 4-8 pm and will include music, refreshments, and a look at some well-known musicians and one-hit wonders you may have heard of or seen perform. Our DJ will be spinnin’ the vinyl hits of these entertainers.


The exhibit will run from May 2nd – October 31st, 2013 in the RIT Museum (3rd floor) and the Gladys Taylor Gallery (1st floor) of the Wallace Center.


For more information, please visit:


Database Finder: a new service for finding library databases.

The RIT Libraries have launched a Database Finder -- a new service for finding and browsing our extensive collection of library databases. The new Database Finder allows for browsing or searching databases by title, subject, description, or resource type and includes the ability to create and share custom lists of databases.  Together with the recently launched Summon service, the RIT Libraries now offers unprecedented access to searching database content (Summon) or finding and linking directly to library databases (Database Finder).