Centrally positioned on the 1,300-acre campus, RIT Libraries encompasses Wallace Library, the Cary Collection and the RIT Archives. Wallace Library is the hub for research and information exchange, housing traditional and digital research materials conveniently under one roof. The library is best described as a high technology, multimedia resource center offering access to a vast array of information resources as well as a place for the RIT community to gather, talk, connect, explore new ideas and more.
Wallace Library is conveniently accessible and open over 120 hours a week with special 24/7 hours during finals.
Four floors of books, periodicals, help desks, computers, and other electronic media comprise the Library's public facility. Located off the library's lobby is our funky, popular coffeehouse, Java Wally's . Within the library, individual study carrels and small group rooms provide close to a 1,000 study spaces. Collections, services and features found within Wallace Library include the Cary Collection, a renowned library on printing history, the RIT Archive Collections, and the VIA Lab, providing access to workstations, printing, image scanning, an array of software as well as networked resources.
Anywhere, anytime access is available via our web site to the library's catalog, electronic class reserves, 180+ electronic research databases, digital art collections. The library offers you wireless access to electronic databases and full-text electronic journals so users can roam the stacks with a laptop at hand, researching as they go.
No matter what our users need, they can count on the library's staff for hands-on instruction and help with information requests. The librarians of Wallace Library prides itself on its positive, can-do attitude. Our motto: "The first place to go when you need to know".