Until the early seventies there were two local secondary schools - the six year Wallace Hall Academy at Closeburn and the four-year Morton Academy at Thornhill. In 1972 the two schools amalgamated and the new school situated at Thornhill took the name of the former Senior Secondary School at Closeburn.
Prior to this amalgamation an extensive building programme was started in 1970 and finally completed in 1978 with the Library section of the building completed by 1976. In 1975 the school received a bequest of books from Miss Annie S Grant, a former English and Latin teacher, which helped to stock the Library in the initial stages. A plaque to acknowledge this was crafted from silver and this remains on display in one of the cabinets of the new Bailey Hall. In consultation with staff, the Library underwent a major refurbishment in 1997 embracing new technology and becoming known as the Library Resource Centre (LRC). At this time the stock was greatly improved by the government grants in the late 1990s/early 2000s - plus of course the Millennium Library. Every avenue of investment was followed. In January 2010 Wallace Hall Academy moved into a beautiful new purpose built building with the Library Resource Centre situated at the heart of the school.
The school continues to invest both time and finance into ensuring that the LRC remains a vital element in supporting learning and teaching in Wallace Hall Academy today.