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Library Services Fall 2020

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

Library Building Hours

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

Frequently Asked Questions - Library Services - Fall 2020

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:

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
How do I get a book from the library?
Request your material online, then pick up "curbside."
See Getting Books
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
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?
How about if I need help with Research or have other questions?
The reference desk on the library's 2nd floor will not be staffed in-person this semester however our librarians are available to help you online through a chat-based "help desk" or ask-a-librarian email. You can also book a librarian for synchronous online consultations and research help. 

Library Map [2020-21]

Map of the Library, updated 09/09/20

Library Map Fall 2020 (stacks closed, public spaces limited, 1 way stairwells)

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Elihu Burritt Library
(access via Harold Lewis Drive)
Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050

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