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Problems accessing digital reserves?

It’s not your fault!  You may have to bypass a security certificate, but you should still be able to access your materials.


If you encounter one of the following error messages, please click “Continue to this website (not recommended)”:




or “Proceed anyway”:



or “I Understand the Risks” and “Add Exception”:


If you’d like more information about error messages, see our guide.

Wireless printing is here!

Wireless-printingYou can now print from your own Mac or Windows computer!  Please see our guide, located at, to learn more about how to set up wireless printing for your laptop.


NOTE: If you have already set up wireless printing for the Student Center or the MW Student Technology Center, you do not need to repeat the download & install process for the library.


Library Becomes “Literary Landmark”

Literary Landmark plaque The public is invited to attend a Literary Landmark dedication of the Elihu Burritt Library on Thursday, October 11th at 3pm in front of the library. This designation honors the library’s namesake, Elihu Burritt (1810-1879), New Britain’s “Learned Blacksmith”.  Literary Landmarks is a program is sponsored by the organization United for Libraries (formerly ALTAFF), an affiliate of the American Library Association.

Borrow a Kindle from Us!

The kindle e-readers are ready for check out! Each one comes loaded with a library of current, popular fiction and non-fiction as well as some classics. Current students, faculty and staff may borrow a kindle for 7 days and renew for an additional 7 days. More information about the Kindle loan program can be found at We hope you enjoy and take advantage of this new service!

CONSULS Server Migration on 8/29

The CONSULS system will be offline for an extended period of time on Wed. 8/29. The following services will be affected: Library catalog, Course reserves, and remote access to e-journals and research databases. We apologize for the poor timing and hope to have service restored by early evening. We will be migrating the server to a hosted environment with the vend0r (Innovative Interfaces), which we believe will offer improved system stability and support to our students and faculty. Thanks for your patience and understanding!

State Stats Database Now Available

The librState Stats screenary is pleased to provide access to State Stats from CQ Press. State Stats offers comprehensive data coverage of each state including health care, crime, education and more. You’ll find reliable, easy-to-use data from more than 80 different sources covering more than 15 years. When you find data you’re interested in explore it using the mapping and graphing tools, compare it with other data sets, or export it to Excel. You can find State Stats from the “Articles & Databases” tab on the library website.

Occupy CCSU Rally, Wed. 4/4 at Noon

A rally to oppose tuition increases and the soaring costs of higher education will take place in front of the Library at noon on April 4th. The rally will be preceded by a march across campus at 11:30 The event is being sponsored by CCSU AAUP and supported by student groups and SUOAF. Follow @occupyccsu on Twitter for more information.