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CAUTION: Banned Books on Display!


Banned Books Week (Sept. 25-Oct. 1) is an annual event celebrating our freedom to read without censorship. This week, we’ll be emphasizing the need for free and open access of information and commemorating several works, including Gone with the Wind, Slaughterhouse-Five, To Kill a Mockingbird, and even the Harry Potter series, that have been banned in the U.S.

Thanks to the hard work of library staff, instructors, students, and community members, many of these works and others on display on the first floor of the Burritt Library have remained accessible to the public and inspired critical dialogue on what it means to be human.

Any of the books featured in the Banned Books Week display can be borrowed! If you would like to borrow any of the books in the display case, please see the staff member at the Circulation Desk for assistance.

For more information about Banned Books Week as well as lists of banned and challenged books throughout history, please visit the American Library Association Banned Books Week webpage at  

Fall 2016 Library Hours

Our Fall 2016 library hours are Monday through Thursday, 8am-10:45pm; Friday, 8am-4:45pm; Saturday, 9am-3:45pm; and Sunday, 2pm-9:45pm.

The library will be closed Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th. We are also closed Saturday, September 3rd through Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.

You can view all our hours online at

Library information board

Intersession Hours (May 16-30)

During the intersession (May 16-30), the library will be OPEN Monday through Friday, 8am-4:45pm. The library will be CLOSED Saturdays and Sundays.

The library will also be CLOSED on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.

Summer Session hours start on Tuesday, May 31. For a complete list of hours, please go to

Enjoy the break!

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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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