Construction on Wallace Library began in Summer 2021 and is expected to last about two years. The circulating collection and some public services have relocated to "Wallace On Ice" (Ritter Ice Arena) for the duration of construction. 

Now Available at "Wallace on Ice"

The following library services and resources are available in Ritter Ice Arena, beginning in Fall 2021 through the duration of construction on Wallace Library:

Students browsing books and getting assistance at the Circulation Desk in Wallace on Ice

Access to Physical Library Resources

The circulating collection is open for all RIT faculty, students, staff, and alumni to browse. Interlibrary loan materials and other items from RIT Libraries' circulating collection are also available for pickup in Ritter 1-3 business days after submitting an online request.

You can also book an appointment to use the microfilm reader in Ritter. All microfilm is now located in Offsite Collections, so please request any microfilm that you need in advance and wait until you receive the notice that it has arrived before booking your appointment.

Research Help

Subject-specialist librarians are available virtually for research questions and consultations using any of the following methods:


Special Collections

The Cary Graphic Arts Collection (2nd floor) and RIT Archives (3rd floor) have relocated within Wallace Library to a new, temporary space with proper environmental controls on the west end of the second floor. These collections are currently unavailable, but both departments will reopen for for scheduled in-person visits and classes beginning October 25, 2021.

Cary Graphic Arts Collection

At this time, the following services are suspended: research visits, in-person classes, reproduction requests, exhibition loans, and in-person tours. Cary staff will do their best to answer reference questions and other queries received via email within three business days.

RIT Archives

The Archives Reading Room is closed. No appointments are available to access the physical collections as they are being carefully packed and relocated. Archivists will evaluate teaching requests that can be accommodated virtually on a case-by-case basis.

Reference service remains available via email, phone, or chat, but may be limited by what materials are available digitally. Archivists have been making more digital materials accessible publicly on RIT Digital Collections. If you do not find what you are looking for there, contact RIT Archives to ask if it is available digitally in internal files. No new digitization requests will be processed.

RIT Press

RIT Press is closed and can not accommodate walk-in customers at this time. RIT Press staff remain available via email. Orders can be placed online through their website and will ship within 1-3 business days. RIT customers may select in-store pickup as a shipping option and email for interoffice mail delivery at no charge.

Email or submit the online contact form with any questions. 

Other Service Points in Wallace Library

The Innovative Learning Institute and Teaching and Learning Services remain open in the A level of Wallace. For in-person visits, please go to A650.

The Writing Commons (1st floor) and Expressive Communication Center (2nd floor) have relocated to A600 on the A Level of Wallace Library.

The RIT ASL and Deaf Studies Community Center (RADSCC) (1st floor) has relocated to the Gordon Field House, Room 1540, during construction.

Java’s is open in its current location off of the lobby in Wallace Library.