Years ago, the library was located on the complete floor of the Main Auditorium (Main Chapel), where offices are located today.
It was not until May 16, 1988 that the work on the present building began, not on the College Greens but on the site of the Old Printery.
The new completion date was predicted to be August 1989 but was not completed until September 23, 1991. It was expensive to build the library; therefore, several fundraising efforts had to be embarked upon. One such effort was the launching of a $1.5million Tag Drive at Kings House by the then Governor General of Jamaica, Sir Florizel Glasspole, on February 21, 1989. Among the great supportors of this drive were the alumni chapters overseas and the business community in Jamaica and overseas.
The Hiram S. Walters Resource Centre (the new library) had its opening ceremony on June 7, 1992. The library opened with 33,000 square feet of space, a computer laboratory of over 30 terminals, 302 periodical subscriptions, and over 80,000 books. Pledges for the contribution of other volumes for the library were made by organizations such as USAID Brother Foundation in Pittsburgh, USA, the International Book Bank in Maryland, USA, and ALCAN Jamaica (now WINDALCO).
It was the decision of the College Administration to name the building after one of Adventism’s greatest champions in the Caribbean, Hiram Sebastian “Tim” Walters. The General Collection, located on the upper floor of the library, was named after his wife, Lucille Walters.