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Library Services Fall 2020

This is a guide about CCSU library services for Fall 2020.

In order to ensure the health and safety of CCSU students, faculty, staff, and the public, the Elihu Burritt Library will be operating under modified procedures for Fall 2020

The library's staff members thank you for your patience and understanding during these challenging times.This guide explains how to use the library services, both in-person and online.
For more information on the university's comprehensive approach to public health & safety for Fall 2020, please review CCSU's Blueprint for Fall 2020.

Limited on-ground library services are available for faculty and students during the following hours (subject to change)*:

Check the online calendar for the latest information

Get books from the library ("curbside pickup")

  • MONDAY-FRIDAY: 8am-4pm
  • SATURDAY: 9am-1pm
  • SUNDAY: Closed
  • The building will remain open for classes & individual study after library services end (M-Th 8am-9:30pm).

Librarians are available to help you online through chat during the following hours:

  • MONDAY-THURSDAY: 8am-8Icon for text chat ask a librarianpm
  • FRIDAY: 8am-4pm
  • SATURDAY: 9am-4pm
  • SUNDAY: 2pm-8pm

icon of doors half openProtecting the health of the CCSU community during the coronavirus is the overarching principle guiding the opening of the Elihu Burritt Library in the Fall of 2020. Service levels have changed. Here's what you need to know:

How do I get a book from the library?
Request your material online, then pick up "curbside." More info found on Getting Books
What should I know if I visit the library building?
Masks and social distancing are required. No food or drink is allowed. Library stacks are closed to users. icon of doors half open
Will computers be available for use?
There will be no publicly accessible computers at the library in Fall 2020. Most equipment shared in-house has been removed from public areas. If you are in need of technological equipment to support your learning experience please contact CCSU via
What about WiFi?
The library offers students, faculty, and staff wireless network access.See the  IT department's Wireless Network page
How about if I need help with Research or have other questions?
Librarians can help you through an online chat-based "help desk" and you can book a librarian for live Webex-based consultations and research help..
I'm a faculty do I request online instruction sessions, place items on reserve, and other request other services I am used to?
These services are detailed on our Library Services Fall 2020 guide For Faculty
Are there printers I can use?
No, unfortunately, for sanitary reasons, there are no printers available within the Library. Printing is available in the Student Center; instructions found here.
How can I access Special Collections/Archives?
Limited scan & pick-up service is available. See details on our Special Collections & Archives guide.
How do I get an item on Course Reserve?

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