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Library Services 2021

This is a guide about CCSU library services for 2021, including information about hours & services available for students, faculty, and guests, both in-person at the Elihu Burritt & via the web.

Library Building Hours

Visit the library for in-person services & materials during the following hours*:

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

  • Fall Hours Begin Thurs., 8/26/21
  • M-Th: 8am-10:45pm
    F: 8am-4:45pm
  • Sat: 9am-3:45pm
  • Sun: 2pm-9:45pm
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  • Post-Summer Session Hours 8/8-8/25
  • M-F: 8am-4:45pm
  • Sat, Sun: Closed

Don't forget: ebooks, databases, and articles are available 24/7 through the library

Find research materials

Ask a librarian - online chat & research help is availabe:

  • Fall Hours Begin Thurs., 8/26/21
  • M-Th: 8am-11pm
    F: 8am-5pm
  • Sat: 9am-4pm
  • Sun: 2pm-10pm
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  • Post-Summer Session Hours 8/8-8/25
  • M-F: 8am-5pm
  • Sat, Sun: Closed

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Frequently Asked Questions

icon of doors half openProtecting the health of the CCSU community while supporting the CCSU community of learners is the overarching principle guiding the operations of the Elihu Burritt Library.


What should I know if I visit the library building?
icon of doors half openMasks and social distancing are required.
No food or drink is allowed.
The library stacks, study areas, and the Curriculum Lab are now open to users to CCSU students, faculty and staff.  
How do I get a book from the library?
You may browse the stacks, or request your material online. Check out / pick up materials at the Circulation Desk near the front door. See Getting Books.
Will computers be available for use?
There are computers on the 2nd and 4th floors for current CCSU students and faculty only. 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
Are there printers and scanners I can use?
Yes, printing is 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?
How about if I need help with Research or have other questions?
Our librarians are available to help you in-person (2nd floor) as well as online through a chat-based "help desk" or ask-a-librarian email. You can also book a librarian for synchronous online consultations and research help. 

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Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050

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