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Library Services 2023-24

This guide explains how you can access library services and resources, updated for the 2023-24 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 openLibrary staff are available to help you with your research & learning needs, whether we are working together in-person or online.

Updates for 2023-24

  • During construction, Stack 1 is closed and materials can be pulled on request.
  • There is a campus-wide printing system that covers printers in the library. It requires you to have a credit balance on your BlueChip Card. For more, see our guide to printing.

Visit the library / Ask a Librarian Online

Open Hours 8am – 4:45pm
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  • Spring Semester Hours:
  • M-Th: 8am-10:45pm
  • Fri: 8am-4:45pm
  • Sat: 9am-3:45pm
  • Sun: 2-9:45pm
Get help from a librarian during the library's open hours!

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Hours for Spring Semester, 2024: M-Th: 8am-10:45pm; F: 8am-4:45pm; Sat: 9am-3:45pm; Sun: 2pm-9:45pm
Stack 1 is closed during construction and staff can get materials from the area for you
New printer system Fall 2022

How do I get a book from the library?
You can seek help from library staff (service desks open on the 1st and 2nd floors)  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 30 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 (except for Stack 1, which is closed due to a construction project - staff can retrieve items for you) & study space. Library users can eat & drink anywhere in the library. A designated eating area is available on the second floor. Please be respectful of the quiet areas in the library (e.g., the 4th floor, which is our "quiet floor").
Will computers be available for use?
There are 2 public terminals 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.
What about Printing?
See our guide to printing at the library. CCSU recently switched to a print management system known as Papercut, which requires a credit balance to be available on your Bluechip card.
To add value to your card, go to
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 -
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?
Library staff are here to help you at service desks on the 1st and 2nd floors. Research help at whatever level you need is available from librarians at the Information Desk on the 2nd floor. You can also connect to librarians online by text, email, or DM through "Ask a Librarian." Or you can call 860-832-2060.
Book a librarian for in-depth online research support.
I'm a faculty 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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