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Special Library Hours for Final Exams!

The library has got you covered for the week before and of Final Exams! Here are our special library hours starting Monday, May 2:

Monday, May 2 – Wednesday, May 4: 8am-11:45pm

Sunday, May 8: 3pm-10:45pm

Monday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 11: 8am-11:45pm

We are open regular hours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. We will also be closed Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15.

For a complete list of hours, please go to Best of luck with Finals!



Library Snapshot Day is BACK!


Happy National Library Week (Apr. 10-16)! To celebrate the services, programs, and resources offered by libraries nationwide, the Burritt Library is holding its second Library Snapshot Day on Thursday, Apr. 14, 1-4pm, on the library’s first floor.

By participating, patrons will be able to write down why they love the library and snap a picture with their message. They will then be able to post it to their social media; we will share the pictures on our social media as well. We also have a hashtag: #librariestransform.

Free cookies and other treats will be provided to everyone who participates!

Please bring your friends and join us for this fun celebration of learning and community!



Spring Break Hours

During Spring Break, we are OPEN Monday, March 21, through Thursday, March 24, 8am-4:45pm.

We are CLOSED Saturday, March 19; Sunday, March 20; Friday, March 25 (Good Friday); Saturday, March 26; and Sunday, March 27.

We resume regular hours on Monday, March 28.

You can view all our hours  at Enioy the break!

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Celebrating Black History Month


February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the extraordinary achievements by black Americans as well as an acknowledgement of their vital and unique role in shaping U.S. history.

Please come visit our Black History Month exhibit on the first floor of the library. This exhibit features works from our extensive general collection that are by and about famous or notable black individuals, ranging from artists and activists to writers and revolutionaries.

This exhibit will be on display for the entire month of February. To learn more about Black History Month, please visit

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Winter Session (2015-16) Library Hours

Our Winter Session (2015-2016) hours start on Monday, December 21st. These hours are Monday through Friday, 8am-4:45pm. We are CLOSED Saturdays and Sundays.

We are also CLOSED on Christmas, Friday, December 25th; New Year’s, Friday, January 1st; and Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, Monday, January 18th.

You can view all our hours online at Have a wonderful and joyous holiday season!



Win $350! 2016 Elihu Library Research Awards

2016 Elihu Library Research Awards

The Elihu Library Research Awards recognize excellence in undergraduate and graduate research papers/projects as well as skill and creativity in the application of library services, resources and collections.

Two prizes of $350 will be awarded, one to an undergraduate student and the other to a graduate student during the 2016 spring semester at the University Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD). Please note that for graduate students, this applies to class assignments and not the final program thesis/project. Also, this award is separate from others presented at URCAD.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled during the spring 2016 semester as a Central Connecticut State University undergraduate or graduate student at any level or discipline/major.
  • Have completed their research paper or project for a credit course during the spring, summer, or fall semesters in 2015.
  • Agree that the paper or project and application materials will become property of Elihu Burritt Library and may be publicly displayed in the library and/or library website.

    *The application forms and additional information can be found at:

Application packets will be due March 14, 2016. For more information please, contact Susan Slaga-Metivier at



Relax and Refresh with Puppies, Cookies, and More!

Are you getting a tad stressed out with Final exams and papers
that you’re starting to look something like this?
Bit stressed finals
Worry no more!

The Elihu Burritt Library hosts Tension Prevention Week:
Monday, December 7-Wednesday, December 9!

Monday, December 7 (both events on 1st Floor):
– 5:45pm: Paws for Relaxation, with our favorite Therapy Dog, Jesse
– 6pm: FREE Coffee and Cookies (First come, first serve)!

Tuesday, December 8:
– 5pm: Art Therapy Night (FREE coloring books and markers!)

(1st Floor)
– 6pm: Guided Meditation (3rd Floor Curriculum Lab Classroom) &
FREE Coffee and Cookies (1st Floor) (First come, first serve!)

Wednesday, December 9:
– 4pm: Guided Meditation (3rd Floor Curriculum Lab Classroom)
6pm: FREE Coffee and Cookies (1st Floor) (First come, first serve!)

Relax and Refresh with Puppies, Cookies, and More Fun,
Courtesy of Your Friends at the Elihu Burritt Library!