More information on RIT’s facilities will be added as it becomes available.

Exterior of the Wallace Library.

Wallace Library

Wallace Library has reconfigured library spaces, modified access to special collections, and added online reference consultations. Several options for accessing library collections are being considered.

Library materials will be quarantined for a minimum of three days before they are recirculated. Book bins will be emptied daily during the semester.

Athlete using a punching bag in the SLC.

Student Life Center

At this time, fitness facilities—including the Student Life Center—are still not allowed to open in New York state. This does not impact intramurals, but severely limits club sports and other wellness opportunities.

Laptops for sale in the Digital Den.

Digital Den

The Digital Den will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, starting August 3. Only 40 people will be allowed in at any time. Until August 3, the Digital Den is open by appointment only.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Cary Graphic Arts Collection will support two researchers at a time by appointment only. RIT Archives can support one researcher at a time by appointment only. Staff will quarantine research materials for three days after use. Classes will be taught virtually, with few exceptions. Hundreds of items from these collections have been digitized and can be accessed online through RIT Digital Collections.

The library may have to reduce open hours in order to staff entrances and exits, and to allow for more time for deep cleaning.

Seating will be removed to limit one chair per table. Floors will be marked where tables should stay. Space in front of the service desks and copiers will be marked for social distancing.

Yes, but by appointment only.

We expect to know the answer to this soon. If allowed, our study rooms would be limited to one person at a time.

Yes. Public copiers will be placed further apart to accommodate social distancing.

  • For books that are currently still checked out from last semester, we extended the due dates to September 2020.
  • For books that are checked out once classes resume, we have extended check-out periods for undergraduates to six weeks (instead of three weeks), with the option for two additional renewals of six weeks each. For faculty and graduate students, books will be due Feb. 1, 2021.