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Last Updated: Apr 4, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Important Numbers

Circulation:  860-832-3404

Interlibrary Loan:  860-832-3408

Reserves:  860-832-3406

Stacks Maintenance: 860-832-3402


Using Digital Course Reserves


  • From CONSULS (, click on COURSE RESERVES
  • Choose INSTRUCTOR or COURSE tab:
    Instructor – type the instructor’s last name
    Course – type the course number as it appears in the registration
    catalog, for example COMM 435
  • An alphabetical listing of the items on reserve for that course will come up. The format column will indicate if there is an “electronic copy available.” If so,
  • Click on the title of the reading you want to view. Occasionally there will also be a thumbnail to click on if there are multiple parts to the reading. A login screen will appear. For the option on the left type in your campus network username and password – the same ones you use for Blackboard or logging into campus computers. For the option on the right, type in your university ID number and library PIN.
  • To print the reading, choose the print icon from the Adobe toolbar.
  • Be sure to Log Out from your library record when using a public computer.


  • For best results, use the Firefox web browser
  • Mac OS users MUST install the Firefox web browser to view course reserves.
  • Most readings are pdfs, so it is necessary to have the Adobe Reader installed on your computer. This is available free at:
  • PC users will listen to sound files with the Windows Media Player that is installed on your computer. Mac OS users should install Flip4Mac for WMV player

  • For further assistance please contact:
    CCSU: Jaime Ortiz at (860) 832-3406.
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