In addition to borrowing materials from the library's circulating collection, we offer faculty a number of services and resources tailored to their pedagogical and research needs. The information that follows explains the privileges extended to CCSU faculty.
Borrowing and Loan Periods for Library Materials
Most materials circulate to faculty for the duration of 120 days. Renewals are available an additional 120 days and items may be renewed by email, phone, or online from the Burritt Library homepage. Material is subject to recall, if requested by another library user, after two weeks.
For further information please call the Circulation Department (832-3404).
Borrowing from Other Academic Libraries
CCALD/CLC Reciprocal Borrowing Program
The Council of Connecticut Academic Library Directors (CCALD) is a statewide consortium of academic library directors, working together to improve services and access to resources through cooperation.
Connecticut academic libraries enrolled in CCALD/CLC Reciprocal Borrowing Program have agreed to extend full borrowing privileges to faculty and staff of other participating institutions. Participants agree to all the terms in the Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement. More information about this program including a list of participating institutions is available on the Connecticut Library Consortium (CLC) website.
Interlibrary Loan is the document delivery service that supplies most library materials not owned by Elihu Burritt Library to CCSU library users. Reciprocally, this service also supplies books and photocopies to other libraries for the use by their patrons. For more information of Interlibrary Loan or to submit a request for materials, please see the Interlibrary Loan Department web page.
Your Library Record
Logging into your library record allows you to view what books you have checked out, renew books, place holds and access subscription databases and e-journals at home. Use your CCSU email address and password.
Printing, Photocopying, and Scanning
Printers are located on the first, second, and fourth floors. For large print jobs, faculty should consult with their Department Administrative Assistant and/or the Copy Center.
Photocopying small amounts is available at no charge. Please speak with the librarian at the reference desk on the second floor of the library to be directed to the copier. For large amounts of photocopying, faculty should again consult with their Department Administrative Assistant and/or the Copy Center.
Flatbed document scanners are available on the first and second floors. There is no charge to use the scanners. Documents can be scanned in black & white or in color in the following digital formats: .pdf, .jpg, or .tif. Documents can be saved to a USB device, email address, or Google Drive.
Recommending Titles for Library/Subject Liaisons
Faculty should normally send requests for materials via the library liaison in their department. If a faculty member wants to suggest just one or two items, you can submit the request directly to the Acquisitions librarian.
Rush Cataloging Service
Any CCSU faculty, staff or student interested in borrowing circulating library material that has not been cataloged and appears in the library catalog as "1 copy being processed for CCSU stacks" may fill out the form to request rush processing. Requests for rush processing will be fulfilled in the order of their receipt. You will be notified via e-mail when the item is available, and it will be held at the Circulation Desk (Main Level) for 10 days under your name.
Using the Library at Home
You can access e-journals and research databases directly from the Burritt Library homepage . When you click on any of the database links, a new window will open asking you for your CCSU email address and password. Go to the Accounts Management page if you need to activate, reset, or retrieve a BlueNet account.
The purpose of Course Reserves is to assist the teaching faculty by providing a facility in which there is
controlled circulation of class material needed by their students. Traditional and digital course lists are
accessible through the CONSULS catalog by Instructor or Course Name.
For more information on submitting course reserves, see
Introductions to the library's resources and databases are offered on a first come, first served basis. To schedule a session, you may fill out and submit your request via our web form. Other requests or questions should be directed to Susan Slaga-Metivier or Martha Kruy.
Group Study Rooms
Study rooms for 2-10 people are available for faculty and staff on stack level 5 of the library on a first come, first served basis.