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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!



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!