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Library Services Academic Year 20-21

This is a guide about CCSU library services for the 2020-21 academic year., including information about hours & services available for students, faculty, and guests, both in-person and online. Due to the pandemic, many of our services have shifted online

Library Building Hours

Limited on-ground library services are available for faculty and students during the following hours (subject to change)*:

Check the online calendar for the latest information

Get books from the library ("curbside pickup")

  • MON-TH: 8am-9:30pm
    FRI: 8am-5pm
  • SAT: 9am-4pm
  • SUN: Closed / Online only
  • The building will remain open for classes & individual study after library services end (M-Th 8am-9:30pm).

Librarians are available to help you online through chat during the following hours:

  • MON-TH: 8am-9:30pm Icon for text chat ask a librarian
  • FRI: 8am-5pm
  • SAT: 9am-4pm
  • SUN: 2pm-8pm

Frequently Asked Questions - Library Services - Academic Year 20-21

icon of doors half openProtecting the health of the CCSU community during the coronavirus is the overarching principle guiding the opening of the Elihu Burritt Library in the 20-21 academic year. Service levels have changed. Here's what you need to know:

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.
Library stacks are closed to users. 
Additional study areas for CCSU students, faculty and staff are open on Stack 3, by the Media Center window, Stack 5 study rooms and Stack 7.
The book stacks areas on all Stack levels continue to be closed for browsing.  
How do I get a book from the library?
Request your material online, then pick up at the Circulation Desk, near the front door.
See Getting Books
Will computers be available for use?
There are 11 computers on the 2nd floor & 5 computers on the 4th floor available for current CCSU students and faculty only. These machines have "SaniType" keyboards that are easy to clean. 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 I can use?
No, unfortunately, for sanitary reasons, there are no printers available within the Library. Printing is available in the Student Center; instructions found here.
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?
The reference desk on the library's 2nd floor will not be staffed in-person this semester however our librarians are available to help you 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. 

Library Map [2020-21]

Map of the Library, updated 02/04/21

Library map - Spring 2021, showing closed stacks, with open study areas on stacks 3, 5 & 7

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