The Wallace Memorial Library was built in 1968 to accommodate the 6,500 students enrolled at RIT at the time. The building and its collection have been expanding since and as of 2003, RIT had 400,000 titles.
To emphasize that the building also held the Cary Graphic Arts Library, Special Collections and RIT Archives, the name of the library was changed to RIT Libraries in 2003. RIT Libraries merged with Teaching and Learning Services in 2009 and the name was again changed to the Wallace Center.
Though it's constantly evolving, the Wallace Center's foundation is fairly unchanged. It's amazing just to think how many students have passed through the main stairwell over the years.