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.
Interlibrary Loan is the document delivery service that supplies 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 patron
Eligibility for Services
Only CCSU faculty, staff, and students are eligible for Interlibrary loan services at the Elihu Burritt Library. Community borrowers with guest borrower cards must utilize their town libraries to obtain Interlibrary Loan services.
All Interlibrary Loan requests will be submitted through the CCSU ILLiad system. New users click here to create set up a new ILLiad account and get started.
Materials Not Available Through Interlibrary Loan
Textbooks (books needed for an entire semester)
Books owned by the Burritt Library
Entire issue of journals or periodicals
Some theses and dissertations
Some audio-visual materials (videos, CDs, DVDs)
Books recently published (within the past several months)
Rare books and other fragile, old materials
For Faculty: Copyright & Fair Use
In an effort to comply with copyright laws, Burritt Library will order up to five articles from any journal title published within the past five years from other libraries. The sixth and any subsequent articles ordered will be purchased from a copyright cleared document delivery service. Burritt Library will pay no more than $500 in copyright fees per faculty member during a given calendar year. Articles requested in excess of this will be returned to the patron.
Most requests for articles are filled on average within a few days (excluding weekends and holidays). Requests for books or media take on average 7-10 working days and is dependent on where the item(s) is coming from. We will notify you electronically when the material arrives. Interlibrary Loan books must be picked up at the Circulation desk.
First Time Users
First Time Users
This will take you to the ILLiad account creation page where you can create an account that will allow you to request materials from other libraries. When creating an account, make sure to have your BlueChip ID number available and be sure to use a valid CCSU provided email address.