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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 Services for Guests / General Public

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.   

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?  Not at this time.

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 located within the front door of the library.  

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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