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First-Year Experience Research Guide

New to CCSU and/or the research process? This Guide's for you!

Library Tour

Welcome to a photo gallery of what you'll find when you stop by the Library.  

Outside of Library Building

The Elihu Burritt Library is located in between the Student Center and Kaiser Hall. The beautiful new Engineering Building is right next to us. The Physics department extension to the library is currently under construction.

Campus map

Check out your items at the Circulation Desk.

You will also find Course Reserves here, as well as helpful staff to answer your questions. Your BlueNet ID card serves as your library card and allows you to print.

Circulation desk

There are charging stations for your devices throughout the Library.

Charging Station

Scanners (found on the 1st and 2nd floors) allow you to scan items and email or download them to a USB drive as well as fax documents. 

Image of a scanner

Use Central Search accessed through the library’s home page (ccsu.edu/library) to search for items. To locate physical items within the library, apply filters such as Physical and Books. Make note of the “address” (call number) of your item. In this case, N72 A76 B75 2019.

Screenshot of a record found through Central Search

There are total of 8 floors of book 'stacks' in the Library labeled 'S' (i.e. S1 - S8) and four main floors. The map tells you that books beginning with a 'N' are found on the Stack 4.

This sign provides details about the Library of Congress subject headings and hangs in the elevator.  

Library of Congress Classification sign

Find the number range on the side of the shelf and zero in on the address of the book. The neighboring books may also be of interest - take some time to browse!

On the 2nd floor, you will find our "Ask Us" desk staffed by research/instruction librarians who can help answer your research questions. Offices for these librarians are also found on this floor. You may chat with us online or reserve time to meet with a librarian through the links on the library's home page (ccsu.edu/library).

Reference desk

Special Collections, which includes the University Archives, Polish Archives, Rare Books, Gender Equity Collections, and more is found on the 2nd floor.

Pic of door to Special Collections

Computers are available on the 2nd and 4th floors for student use, and there are two computers for public use on the first floor. 

Student working on a computer

You will find black and white printers on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th floors. There is also a color printer on the 2nd floor. Remember your BlueNet ID card!

 

Librarian helping student with printer

The Media Center on the second floor/Stacks level 3 of the library is where students can borrow various media equipment such as digital cameras, camcorders, tripods, and more. This department is not affiliated with the library's resources and services.

Pic of copier

On Stack 5, you will find group study rooms.

Pic of a Group Study Room

Throughout the library, you will find various seating options such as these comfy chairs and nooks and crannies for studying. Come in and find your spot!

Student sitting in a reclining position

The 3rd floor is mostly classrooms, including the library instruction classroom (EB302 01). Your professor may tell you your class is "meeting in the library" and this is mostly likely where!  

Pic of 3rd floor classroom sign

The 4th floor is designated for 'Quiet Study'.

Quiet Floor sign

In addition to a quiet study on the 4th floor, computers, a printer, and scanner, you will find the Curriculum Lab (pictured here) as well as the Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Center.

Pic of the Curriculum Lab

We hold a number of educational and fun events and offer displays throughout the year.  To see our events listings, scroll to the bottom of the library's webpage.

Pics of various library events

Thank you for viewing the Library's photo gallery. Please stop by soon and check us out in person!  

Picture of library staff

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