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Shutdown of CONSULS-based requests Fri., 12/23

The Connecticut State Universities and the Connecticut State Library, members of the CONSULS resource sharing consortium, will discontinue the “REQUEST’ service to share books and media between all 5 libraries as of early morning on Friday, December 23, 2016.  This action is taken in advance of the transition to the new expanded CSCU 18-member consortium. Request services will return on January. 9, 2017.

 IF you need materials that are in the CONSULS Consortium collections, but not by CCSU library, you should place orders with our Interlibrary Loan office, using ILLiad. This temporary solution will expire on January 9, 2017.

 We expect that materials will be continued to be shipped via usual channel and that there should not be a marked difference in delivery time. 

 If you have any questions, please contact Sarah White, (860-832-3408) or Kim Farrington (860-832-3403), Head of Access Services. 

Fall 2016 Elihu Burritt Library Newsletter

The Fall 2016 Elihu Burritt Library Newsletter is here!

  • Read about our successful “5 Minutes of My Favorite Book” event
  • Get in on the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement, for the good of our students (and their wallets)
  • Celebrate with us as we congratulate Undergraduate Research Award winners, and save the date for Elihu Burritt’s birthday party (yes, there will be cake)!
  • Learn about the new look for CENTRALSearch as we look toward a new year
  • Consider the importance of hearing different viewpoints as we reflect on Banned Books Week, and get to know library support staff member Kelly Moore
  • As Library Director Carl Antonucci notes, the library is in the middle of a transformation; these are exciting times!

— On behalf of the editor, Briana McGuckin, Reference & Instructional Librarian

How the Library Survived Disaster

Curious about the Valentine’s Day pipe-burst disaster that closed Elihu Burritt Library, and what we did during repairs? Want to know who draws those awesome whiteboard pictures in front of the Library entrance? Your professors keep telling you to use databases for your assignments – have you seen signs for the Library’s new Spotlight on E-Resources program?

All of this and more is covered in the Library’s latest newsletter! Check it out here:

Catalog Maintenance Mon., 3/14, 3pm

The library’s main system and catalog will be unavailable for about an hour beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 14.  We will keep you updated in the event of a change. Other online resources should be available.  Our apologies, in advance, for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Fall 2015 Library Newsletter

The 19th volume of the Elihu Burritt Library’s Newsletter, covering Fall 2015, is now available at

This issue highlights:

  • The library’s partnership with CCSU’s Institute for Technology and Business Development (at the New Britain downtown campus location) and its federally grant-funded TRiO Talent search program, supporting over 500 New Britain area high school students
  • Events held at the library this fall, including:
    • Trick-or-Treat Halloween-themed E-resources fair
    • “Making Historians at CCSU” Friends of the Library fundraiser featuring CCSU alumni, faculty members, and writers
    • Connecticut’s State Archaeology Fair
  • Selling, reusing, and recycling book donations through Better World Books
  • The newly-added Scopus abstract and index database of more than 22,000 peer-reviewed titles, covering sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts & the humanities
  • Library website redesign
  • iPad Lending program for students
  • The Robot in the Library
  • Better know a member of the library’s support staff – Alberto Cifuentes, Jr.
  • Donations made to the Friends of the Burritt Library
  • Thank you to the Connecticut Italian Caucus

Early Closing at 1:45pm, Wednesday, Nov. 25

The library will CLOSE at 1:45pm on Wednesday, Nov. 25, per President Miller.

The library will be CLOSED Thursday, Nov. 26-Sunday, Nov. 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We re-open normal hours on Monday, Nov. 30.

You can view all our hours online at Thank you, and have a wonderful holiday!