Trick or Treat at the Library is Back!

The Trick or Treat E-Resources Fair is back at the Burritt Library this year and better than ever!

Visit us on Tuesday October 27th from 1-4  p.m. where you can get all of your Halloween candy and treats like cider and donuts, while you learn about the e-resources that the library has to offer.  In addition, you have a chance to win great prizes, with a grand prize of a brand new KINDLE  HD 8!!!

For full details on the event including a list of all the prizes, visit
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Guayasamin’s art in Motion: “Ecuador Unframed”

Art Exhibition on view in the Elihu Burritt Library, 2nd floor from September 21 – October 19, 2015

Guayasamín Unframed is curated by Dr. Rocio Fuentes, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages with the collaboration of Dr. Heather Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Sociology. The exhibit is sponsored by the Modern Languages Department, The Latin American and Latino Studies Program, Ellihu Burritt Library, The School of Education, Art Department, History Department, Student Affairs, and the Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Center at CCSU.

Opening Reception, September 21, 3 p.m., featured guest speakers include the Ecuadorian consul at New Heaven, Mr. Raúl Erazo and CCSU art professors Rachel Siporin and Mike Alewitz.

Guest Lecture, October 14, 9:30 a.m., featuring Dr. Juan Ramos (College of the Holy Cross)

 “This exhibit bridges cultural theory, mathematical analysis, media visualization, and computer programming in an innovative installation of the mural Ecuador (1952), a major art work by Oswaldo Guayasamín, one of the most prominent Latin American artists of the twentieth century. Identity is always in motion. Such is the feeling behind Guayasamín’s mural. Intended to represent the inherent antagonisms and racial multiplicity of the Ecuadorian nation. “

The mural is composed of five movable and interchangeable panels. These panels will be exhibited alongside a digital interface, which will allow visitors to view 30,720 potential configurations of the piece, and even to virtually create their own mural.


Friends of the Library Reception and Talk – October 1st

Please join us on Thursday, October 1st at 6:30 pm in Founders Hall, Davidson Hall for the Friends of the Library event:

Making Historians@CCSU: Teaching and Writing the Past, Present, and Future

Conversations with Professors Mann, Tully, and Warshauer

Moderated by Susan Campbell, Robert C. Vance Chair in Journalism and Mass Communication.

The event is free but registration is required.

Please RSVP to or call 860 832-2085


Fall 2015 Library Hours

The Fall 2015 semester starts on Monday, Aug. 31. Our Fall hours are Monday through Thursday, 8am-10:45pm; Friday, 8am-4:45pm; Saturday, 9am-3:45pm; and Sunday, 2pm-9:45pm.

Please note that we will be closed Saturday, Sept. 5 through Monday, Sept. 7 for the Labor Day holiday weekend.

You can view all our library hours online at

Have a great semester!


Security Certificate Updates


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Book Sale Shelves

The book sale shelves on the 2nd floor of the Burritt Library have turned into “Free to Good Home” shelves.  After May 29, 2015; any remaining items will be recycled or discarded.  We are currently using Better World Books to sell and recycle any donations not added to the library collections thus eliminating the need for maintaining the Book Sale Shelves.

More information about our Gift Policy is available on the library website.

A special thank you to all those individuals that have purchased items from our Book Sale Shelves in the past!  We appreciate your support!

1989: End of the System

The S. A. Blejwas Endowed Chair in Polish and Polish-American Studies is proud to present an exhibition:

1989: End of the System

Available for viewing in the Elihu Burritt Library in the month of June during library’s opening hours:

  • M-Th 8am – 7:45pm
  • F 8am-4:45pm
  • S 9am-3:45pm

The exhibit celebrates and commemorates the 25th anniversary of the transition to democracy in Poland. The exhibition presents the crucial role that Poland played in the democratic changes that swept the region at the end of the 1980s. It also marks the 25th anniversary of the collapse of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe, with emphasis on the role of the Soli1989: End of the System Exhibit at the Librarydarity movement in Poland. From the origins of Solidarity in Poland to the turning point of partially-free elections held in Poland in June 1989, the exhibition gives a comprehensive picture of the interrelated political changes taking place across the region that jointly contributed to the fall of the Iron Curtain.

The exhibition was prepared by The KARTA Center, The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York and The Polish Cultural Institute New York.

Summer Session Hours

From Tuesday, May 26, to Friday, July 31, the library will be open the following hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8am-7:45pm

Friday: 8am-4:45pm

Saturday: 9am-3:45pm

Sunday: CLOSED

We are CLOSED Saturday, June 27th; Friday, July 3rd; Saturday, July 4th ; and Saturday,  August 1st.

Enjoy your summer!