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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.

Course Reserves - Onground and in Digital Format

Many course reserves are located at the circulation desk on the library's first floor. Assigned readings and other materials for a class are put on reserve in the library so that all students have access to the material. Books (including some textbooks), photocopied material, class notes, videos, CDs, etc. are available for short term loan ranging from 2 hours to 7 days. Overdue reserves are fined at $.50 per hour or day depending on the loan period.

Some reserves are also available in digital format. You will need a valid BlueNet ID and password to access these as described on this page.

How to find digital course reserves

Link to Digital Course Reserves
Sign In to Access Digital Course Reserves

Sign In

This guide shows you how to find and use course reserves that are digitized & offered through the library's CentralSearch (Primo/Alma) system. You will need to have your Bluenet ID to login to the system tor use these materials.

  1. Sign in to CentralSearch
    Screenshot of the CentralSearch interface - where to sign in and choose the "collections" option
  2. Go to "Collections" 
  3. Go to the "Digital Course Reserves" collection 
    Screenshot of the Collections screen of CentralSearch
  4. Find the digital course reserve material by choosing your professor's name 
    Screenshot of the subcollections of digital course reserves - browse by  professor name
  5. Find the file needed to fulfill your course assignment from the list 
    Screenshot of the list of files to choose from
  6. In the record for that file, there will be a link to the PDF file - choose "file/pdf"  Screenshot of link to file/pdf
  7. Click to download or print the digital course reserves material 
    Screenshot of digital course reserves material in viewer

How to access digital course reserves - video tutorial

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