Library Update: Summer 2023

Great news! Wallace Library has reopened to the public as of August 14, 2023.

After three years of construction, we are happy to say “Welcome back to Wallace Library!

Some minor finishing work may still be in progress in the building. Thank you for your patience as these last details are wrapped up.

Available services

  • Books, journals, and more can be checked out in person or requested via the RIT Libraries website and picked up at our new Library Services Desk.
  • Interlibrary Loan services are fully operational. We await your requests!
  • Reference services are available weekdays in person at the Library Services Desk or via chat, email, phone call, or appointment with your liaison librarian. Reference hours are Monday through Thursday, 9am – 5pm, and Friday, 9am – 4pm.

Services coming soon

  • Java Wally's is scheduled to reopen August 21st.
  • The Cary Graphic Arts Collection will reopen to on-site visitors on August 28, 2023. In the meantime, please contact a curator for assistance.
  • RIT Archives will reopen to researchers on August 28, 2023. The Archives Research Center's reading room will be open Monday through Friday, 10am – 4pm. Please email with any questions or concerns.
  • For general inquiries about RIT Press, please email
  • For information about using the microfilm reader, please contact your librarian.

Library Hours

Before the semester begins on August 28, please check our website for our latest hours of operation.

Beginning Monday, August 28, fall semester hours will be:

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 10pm
Friday: 7:30am - 8pm
Saturday: 12pm - 6pm
Sunday: 2pm - 10pm

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