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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

Welcome to the Elihu Burritt Library @ CCSU!

icon of doors half open This guide explains how you can access library services & resources. Due to the changing pandemic, the way that the library offers its services may change - updated information will be highlighted.   Librarians & library staff are available to help you with your research & learning needs, whether we are working together in-person or online. icon of mask

Visit the library

  • Spring Semester (Starting 1/19/22)
    • M-Th: 8am-10:45pm
    • Fri: 8am-4:45pm
    • Sat: 9am-3:45pm
    • Sun: 2-9:45pm

Check the online calendar for the latest hours / schedule & holiday closings

Ask a Librarian Online

  • Spring Semester (Starting 1/19/22)
    • M-Th: 8am-10:45pm
    • Fri: 8am-4:45pm
    • Sat: 9am-3:45pm
    • Sun: 2-9:45pm

Ask a Librarian

icon of coronavirus The Elihu Burritt Library follows CCSU's Campus Guidelines for public health and safety. Masking is now optional. icon of mask Here's what you need to know at this time:


How do I get a book from the library?
Library services resume as normal, both in-person & online for Spring '22. You can browse the stacks or search for & request books/media through the CentralSearch catalog. You can pick up & check out materials in person at the Circulation desk. For details, see Getting Books.
What should I know if I visit the library building?
icon of female and male with measurement of how far apart the figures are to represent social distancing Library stacks are open for browsing & study space. As of 4/4, library users can eat & drink anywhere in the library. Library building hours or rules may be updated based on weather or pandemic-related concerns.
Will computers be available for use?
There are 2 public terminals (Chromebooks) on the 1st floor and one on Stack 6 for all library visitors. For CCSU students and faculty, there are computers on the 2nd and 4th floors. There are disinfecting wipes available on both floors. Patrons are responsible for wiping the keyboard and mouse down, before and after each use.
What about WiFi?
The library offers students, faculty, and staff wireless network access. See the  IT department's Wireless Network page
How do I get help with research or ask questions about library resources & services?
Librarian help is available in-person on the 2nd floor (Spring semester).
"Ask a Librarian" online chat, call 860-832-2060.
Book a librarian for live Webex-based consultations or research help.
I'm a faculty member...how do I access library services?
Are there printers and scanners I can use?
Yes, printers are available on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th floors. Scanners are available on the 1st and 2nd floors.
How can I access Special Collections/Archives?
Limited scan & pick-up service is available. See details on our Special Collections & Archives guide.
How do I get an item on Course Reserve?

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