Library Under Construction

RIT Archives will be closed until at least October 4th, 2021 as our library moves to a temporary location to accommodate the construction of the Student Hall for Exploration and Development. During this time, we are suspending research visits, in-person classes, reproduction requests, exhibition loans, and in-person tours.

Archives staff will do their best to answer reference questions and other queries received via email within three business days.
More information.


RIT Archives
Wallace Library
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

Phone: (585) 475-2557

Hours of Operation
Currently Reading Room is closed.

class being held in the reading room

RIT Archives partners with faculty and educators from the RIT community and beyond to create meaningful experiences and interaction with the unique materials in our collections. Our repository holds materials on many subjects and in many formats.  Archivists can plan sessions on subjects such as:

  • RIT history
  • Deaf history and culture
  • Early 20th century editorial cartoons
  • Photojournalism
  • Artists books
  • RIT student activities and culture
  • Rochester history topics
  • And more! 

For a sample of class formats, take a look at our current menu of teaching options.
To arrange for a class session, contact