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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.

Need a Computer, Internet Access, or MS Office?

Request a loaner laptop, find information on help affording internet at home, and access a free student copy of MS Office here.

Library Services for CCSU Students

This guide lists coronavirus-related guidelines and new procedures for accessing the library building, getting books and other physical collection materials, as well as how to find research resources and get help from a librarian online.  

  • The library's book stacks were reopened in July 2021. Materials can also be requested from the library using our online request form in Central Search. (Refer to 'Getting Books' page). 
  • Details on how to find Course Reserves in the Library and online are found here.
  • Many books are available in electronic format and searchable through Central Search. Refer to our Ebooks guide. 
  • Librarians are available for research assistance through chat, email, and our Book a Librarian service
  • Study areas and the Curriculum Lab were reopened in July 2021.  
  • There are computers on the 2nd and 4th floors available 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.
  • Printers are available on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th floors. Scanners are available on the 1st and 2nd floors.
  • Need Research help? 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. 

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
  • 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
  • Post-Summer Session Hours 8/8-8/25
  • M-F: 8am-5pm
  • Sat, Sun: Closed

Ask a Librarian

Finding Articles in CentralSearch

How to find the library databases

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Elihu Burritt Library
(access via Harold Lewis Drive)
Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050

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