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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 Services for Guests / General Public - Academic Year 20-21

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.  The Burritt Library book stacks are closed, library staff will be delivering requested materials via ‘curbside’ delivery outside the library for everyone. 

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?  Stacks are currently closed.  Only Library Staff can go into the stacks.

Can Guest Borrowers come into Burritt Library to check books out?  Not at this time.  When books are pulled, they will be checked out to you and placed on our curbside table outside the front of the library. Pickup times will be Monday through Friday, 9am-3:30pm, Saturday, 10am-12:30pm. (Official Hours TBD)

Are computers available for public use? Not at this time.

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.  West Hartford, New Britain, Newington, Farmington, Berlin  Other services of interest may also be available through your public library.

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