Library Offsite Collections
RIT Libraries Off Site collections are housed within a secure area of BLG 99. The following types of material can be found in our offsite collections:
These are books that have been selected to move to our offsite collections based on age, circulation data, content of the collection and other qualitative data points. We can scan chapters of a book from this collection and email them to you.
Item availability may be as soon as one(1) business day for items currently on the shelf at the selected pickup location or in the Wallace Offsite Collection to be picked up in Rochester. Wait time will be longer for items currently checked out to another patron or items traveling between Rochester and the global campus libraries
We store all of our bound journal runs that are no longer actively collected/subscribed to or that are no longer utilized in instructional sessions by our librarians or faculty. We can scan journal articles requested by patrons onsite and article scans delivered to you via email.
Item availability may be as soon as one(1) business day for items currently on the shelf at the selected pickup location or in the Wallace Offsite Collection to be picked up in Rochester. Wait time will be longer for items currently checked out to another patron or items traveling between Rochester and the global campus libraries.
We store all of our Microfiche/Microfilm in BLG 99. Articles can be requested individually via our ILL department or you can work with our ILL department and RIS department to coordinate the access of a large run of materials to support scholarship/research needs.
Some materials from the RIT Archives are stored in BLG 99. Researchers interested in collections that are in BLG 99 should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several collections from the Cary Collection are stored in BLG 99. Researchers looking to access those collections should utilize the Cary Graphic Arts Collection Visitors Page
How to Request Items
How to Request Books and Media
Click the “Request” button on the item record in the library catalog. Materials will be delivered to the Circulation Desk in Wallace Library for pickup. You will receive an email when your items are available with a link to make an appointment to pick them up. Or, faculty and staff may also request campus delivery.
How to Request Journals or Journal Articles
Library staff will provide a scan of articles from these journals by request within 1 business day. You can submit a request through any research database or through IDS Express. If you need an entire print volume for research or multiple volumes for a class assignment, work with your college librarian to make arrangements.
How to Request Microforms
1. Request a scan of an article using the link to IDS Express in the catalog or the More! button in any research database. The article will be emailed to you within 1 business day.
2. Request multiple reels of microfilm/envelopes of microfiche using the Request button in the library catalog.
Reels will be delivered to the circulation desk for a 1-week loan period and can be renewed. Due to ongoing construction during Summer 2021, you can make an appointment to use the microfilm reader on the first floor of Wallace Library. From the dropdown menu in step 1, select the "Microfilm reader use (2 hours)" then select a date and time. You can book more than one appointment if you need additional time.
How to Request Theses
You can request theses that are not available in Scholar Works through IDS Express, and they will be available for in-library use only.
How to Request Indexes
Print indexes are stored in Offsite Collections. Index volumes can be requested by clicking on the “Request” button on the item record in the library catalog. Volumes will be delivered to the Circulation Desk for a 1-week loan period and can be renewed. If you need multiple index volumes for a class project, work with your college librarian to make arrangements.
If there are immediate questions about the collection or accessing it.