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Library Services 2021-22

This is a guide about in-person and online library services for the 2021-22 academic year (may be changing, pending pandemic-related changes at CCSU), including information about hours & services available for students, faculty, and guests at the Elihu Bu

Library Services for Guests / General Public

It has always been our privilege to serve our local community’s research needs.  Regrettably, the Covid-19 Pandemic has changed how we will be accomplishing this task for the foreseeable future. In an effort to protect our students and faculty we have changed the way we will be delivering our services.

Can Guest Borrowers borrow books?  Yes, materials may be requested by logging into your Library Account.

Can Guests come into Burritt Library and browse through the stacks?  Can Guest Borrowers come into Burritt Library to check books out? Yes, following CCSU Blueprint guidelines.  Masks are required and no food or drink is allowed in the Library.

All third-party staff, contractors, and visitors are required to fill out the CCSU Symptom Monitoring Survey for Vendors & Visitors before arriving on campus. Where appropriate, CCSU Contact Tracing serves as a liaison with the local contact tracing case management team to provide CCSU specific information to contact tracers. Proper campus notification and confirmation of adherence to safety guidelines must be provided prior to access being granted.

Are computers available for public use? There are 2 public terminals (Chromebooks) on the first floor and 1 on Stack 6.

Need to renew your Guest Card?  Email us at and we will help you with that.

Have a question for Reference?  Librarians are available virtually at, via email:, text 860-288-8663, via chat or Twitter: @CCSU_Library

During this time we are currently not accepting new applications for guest borrowers. Our materials are freely available through Interlibrary Loan from all of our Connecticut Public Libraries, such as nearby: West Hartford, New Britain, Newington, Farmington, Berlin. Other services of interest may also be available through your public library.

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