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Temporary Outage of Off Campus Access

**Access has been restored***


Please note** as of 10 a.m. we are having difficulty with off-campus access of our library electronic resources.

Please follow the instructions below to access library resources until access can be restored.

  1. Go to
  2. Log on to the citrix server with your bluenet credentials
  3. Choose the “IT” folder
  4. Choose the “desktop-lib” icon from the menu

This will allow you to use the library resources as if you are on-campus.

If you have any questions, please call 860-832-2060 or email:

We thank you in advance for your patience.

The New CentralSEARCH is Here!

The Elihu Burritt Library is excited to present our newly renovated CentralSEARCH.

CentralSEARCH, the library’s main discovery portal, has received a new look, some added functionality, and access to even more great resources.  Our new system is integrated with 16 other academic institutions in the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities consortium, as well as the Connecticut State Library.  As a result, you can expect increased access to and delivery of physical resources at all of these institutions.

With our new system, there will also be a new sign in to authenticate users when accessing their library account or when accessing library materials and online resources from off-campus.  More information and instruction about this process can be found here:

CentralSEARCH Sign in Help

We expect there will be a few bumps along the way as we continue to customize the system to best meet the needs of our campus community and ask that you be patient with us throughout this transition.

If you have questions or encounter any issues, please contact the library at one of the numbers below or use our
Ask a librarian service.

Reference Department                 ext. 22060

Circulation Department               ext. 23410

Tension Prevention Week

Tension Prevention week is back.  Take a break from studying with these activities proven to relax and rejuvenate!

  • Monday, Dec. 5: 5pm-close Art Therapy (coloring books, puzzles); 6pm-coffee & cookies
  • Tuesday, Dec. 6: 2-3pm Coloring books with the CCSU Counseling Society; 3:30-4:30 Therapy Dogs
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7: 3-4pm Jazz Guitar Ensemble; 3-5:30pm Therapy dogs; 5pm-close Art Therapy; 6pm coffee & cookies
  • Thursday, Dec. 8: 2pm Elihu Burritt’s birthday party (with cake & a poetry reading – 2nd floor Special Collections)


Off campus E-Resource Access Issues

We are having reports of some intermittent access issues with our databases and e-journals when in use off campus.  If you should encounter any issues please follow these instructions:

  1. Go to
  2. Log on to the server using your bluenet ID and password
  3. Choose “public applications” folder
  4. Choose “IE-LIB” from the list and start the application

From there you should be able to use the library’s resources as you normally would from on campus.

If you continue to have issues please see: or email Sarah @



Trick-or-Treat @ the Library!

Our annual Trick-or-Treat e-resource fair is back!

Join us on the first floor on October 25th from 1-4 p.m. for prizes and candy!!  Burritt Librarians will be available for short (5 minutes or less) demonstrations.  For each demonstration, you will receive a raffle ticket.  You can get up to 8 raffle tickets for a chance to win a brand new Kindle Fire!

For the full details visit: 



Ice Cream Breaker on September 27th

The Burritt Library will be hosting their 2nd annual Ice Cream Breaker on the first floor of the library next Tuesday the 27th from 2-3:30pm.

New and returning students can find out information on what services the library offers and how to use them via short demonstrations.  After the demos get your ice cream cup and enter the raffle for some great prizes.  Here’s how it works:

For each demo you attend you will receive a raffle ticket so you can enter for prizes. Raffle prizes will be drawn at 3:30 (you do not need to present to win).

The prizes are as follows:

Grand prize: Burritt prize pack! $20 Starbucks card, a Burritt library hoodie and t-shirt, a travel mug, and USB drive.
Runners up (3): $10 Starbucks card, a travel mug, and USB drive.

Visit for more info!  Hope to see you there!


Amnesty Day is May 10th!

Good news for those of you with overdue books!  Library Amnesty Day is back on Tuesday May 10th!  All fees for overdue items will be forgiven when they are returned to the front desk all day long.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to save a little end of semester $$!

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