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Burritt Library Basics

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Information for Students

In addition to borrowing materials from the library's circulating collection, we offer students a number of services and resources to aid research and learning. The information that follows explains the privileges extended to current CCSU students.

Borrowing and Loan Periods

You must present a current CCSU (BlueChip) ID at the Circulation Desk located on the Main Level to take out materials. You may have a maximum of 30 items checked out at one time. Most books may be checked out for four weeks and renewed twice if not on hold for another patron. Materials from the Media Room, such as CDs and DVDs, may be checked out for two weeks and cannot be renewed. 

CCSU doctoral students may borrow books from the circulating collection on a semester basis. All music CDs, videos, DVDs, and software circulate for 2 weeks.

Overdue Fines and Replacement Charges:

A $75 replacement fee will be charged plus a non-refundable $25 processing fee for books considered lost, when overdue for 90 days. In the event the replacement cost is significantly higher, the current replacement cost may be charged.  Equipment, games and other formats will be charged at the current replacement cost.  Consortium loan replacements will be charged at the cost from the lending library.  Registration and/or transcripts may be withheld until the account is settled.

Your Library Record

Logging into your library record allows you to view what books you have checked out, renew books, view digital course reserves, and access subscription databases and e-journals at home. Use your CCSU email address and password.

Course Reserves

Course reserves are located at the circulation desk on the library's first floor. Assigned readings and other materials for a class are put on reserve in the library so that all students have access to the material. Books, photocopied material, class notes, videos, audio cassettes, CDs, etc. are available for short term loan.

Some reserves are also available electronically. You will need a valid BlueNet ID and password, and Adobe Acrobat Reader or Windows Media Player if you are using audio reserves. See the course reserves web page for information about accessing and using course reserves.

Help with Research

The library offers a number of ways to get help with research. Please refer to the Ask-A-Librarian page for more information.

Group Study Rooms

Study rooms for 2-10 people are available for faculty and staff on Stack 5 of the library on a first come, first served basis. 

Using the Library at Home

You can use 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.

Computer Use

Most computers in the library require a CCSU BlueNet ID for logon; however, there are a few guest computers located on the first floor as well as on stack 6 that do not require a logon. All computers have Internet access and the full complement of subscription databases and E-journal collections.

Wireless Access

Please refer to the CCSU Information Technology Department's KB article on setting up wireless access on your device. 

Printing, Photocopying, and Scanning

Students may photocopy or print from computers in the building. A bluechip card is required for payment.

Walk up scanner on the 1st floorIn addition to laser printing and photocopying, we have walk-up scanners on the 1st and 2nd floor that provides fast, convenient scanning of all types of documents. The scanner features intuitive touch screen controls for easy use. Documents are saved either to a USB flash drive or by sending to your email account. 

Rush Processing Service

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.

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