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Library Services 2022-23

This guide explains how you can access library services and resources, updated for the 2022-23 academic year. It includes information about hours & services available for students, faculty, and guests at the Elihu Burritt Library.

Welcome to the Elihu Burritt Library @ CCSU!

icon of doors half openLibrarians & library staff are available to help you with your research & learning needs, whether we are working together in-person or online. We want to see you succeed! With that in mind, here's a listing of some of the things that you need to know.


What's changed for 2022-23

  • Mask requirements & food/drink restrictions are lifted. There are hand sanitizing stations throughout the library and restrooms on each floor.
  • There is a new campus-wide printing system that covers printers in the library. The system requires you to have a credit balance on your BlueChip Card. For more, see our guide to printing.
  • The library now offers free access to The Chronicle of Higher Ed.
Fall library hours shown here
New printer system Fall 2022

Visit the library / Ask a Librarian Online

  • M-Th: 8am-10:45pm
  • Fri: 8am-4:45pm
  • Sat: 9am-3:45pm
  • Sun: 2-9:45pm

icon of calendarCheck the online calendar for the latest hours / schedule & holiday closings

Ask a Librarian


How do I get a book from the library?
You can browse the stacks (8 levels) on your own, seek help from a reference librarian (2nd floor ), or locate & request books/media through the CentralSearch catalog. The catalog lets you know if an item is on the shelf and if so, gives you a stack location and call number. You can pick up & check out requests and course reserves in person at the Circulation desk.
What are the rules for borrowing materials?
General Collection
4 weeks
Media (DVD, Music CDs)
2 weeks
Course Reserves
Varies: 1 hour to 7 days
Periodicals & Reference Materials
In Library Use Only

Students may borrow up to 25 items at a time.
View all library circulation policies.
Call the Circulation desk at 860-832-3410

Are there any rules for library building visitors
Library stacks are open for browsing & study space. Library users can eat & drink anywhere in the library. A designated eating area is also available on the second floor. Please be respectful of the quiet areas in the library (e.g., 4th floor).
Will computers be available for use?
There are 2 public terminals (Chromebooks) on the 1st floor and one on Stack 6 for all library visitors. For CCSU students and faculty, there are computers on the 2nd and 4th floors. There are disinfecting wipes available on both floors. Patrons are responsible for wiping the keyboard and mouse down, before and after each use.
What about Printing?
See our guide to printing at the library. CCSU switched to a print management system known as Papercut for the 2022-23 year, which requires a credit balance to be available on your Bluechip card.
To add value to your card, go to https://get.cbord.com/ccsu
Login to Papercut using your CCSU Microsoft/Bluenet credentials by selecting "Sign in with Microsoft" on the log in screen.
Need Help? Contact the IT Help Desk at 860-832-1720 - techsupport@ccsu.edu
IT Help Desk Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 8pm; Friday - 7:30am - 5pm.
What about WiFi?
The library offers students, faculty, and staff wireless network access. See the  IT department's Wireless Network page
How do I get help with research or ask questions about library resources & services?
Librarian help is available in-person on the 2nd floor.
"Ask a Librarian" online chat, call 860-832-2060.
Book a librarian for live Webex-based consultations or research help.
I'm a faculty member...how do I access library services?
Are there scanners I can use?
Yes, scanners are available on the 1st and 2nd floors.
How do I get an item on Course Reserve?

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