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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

Printing Available in the Student Center


Please be aware of a few “rules” to save paper and toner and hopefully help avoid lines.  

  1. Limit documents to 50 pages or less.
  2. Limit to documents for Academic purposes only.
  3. Limit document per day to 5 or less.

The printers are set to print double-sides by default – to save paper.  We only have Black & White printing, no color.

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 - Academic Year 20-21

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 stacks are currently closed for browsing, but materials can be requested from the library using our online request form and "curbside pickup" option (Refer to 'Getting Books' page). 
  • Details on how to find Digital Course Reserves 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
  • Library stacks are closed to users. Additional study areas for CCSU students, faculty and staff only 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.  
  • 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.

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

Finding Articles in CentralSearch

How to find the library databases

Get help with Research Questions

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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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