Category Archives: News

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

Welcome new and returning students, faculty and staff!

Changes, additions and relocation to the Burritt Library – See our updated Map for an illustration of the new layout:

1st floor – Access Services, Reserves, ILL and Starbucks.

2nd floor – Reference Department, Special Collections and Information Systems & Resources

3rd floor – Classrooms 300 01-300 06, Italian Resource Center and Curriculum Lab.

4th floor – Quiet study area, Administrative offices and The Confucius Institute

Stack 5 – Study rooms

All stacks are available for additional study space!

Starbucks at Burritt - from Student Center Starbucks - First Day - August 22 2016-1 Access Services Library information board IMG_0729Reference Department 2nd floor

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!

Summer 1

Congratulations to winners of the 2016 Library Research Awards!

Senior Heather Amberleigh MacIntyre, wrote a paper titled: We All Need Somebody to Lean On: Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man as a Continuation of the Discussion Presented in Charles Chestnutt’s “The Wife of His Youth”

Heather emphasized her search within JStor, EBSCOHost and the MLA databases, she also said “… more I searched, the more I discovered, and the deeper I was able to develop my thesis…the ability to access information within CCSU is indispensable and extremely valuable to any research paper or analysis.”

Junior Rebecca R. Allinson wrote a paper, How Farmington, Connecticut Escaped the Servant Problem: Irish Domestic Service in a Small Town.

Rebecca emphasized the use of databases, especially Ancestry and Hartford Courant Historical, and the library catalog. Because of her topic and scarcity of materials available she relied on help of the Reference librarians and the Inter Library Loan.

Again heartfelt congratulations to both Heather and Rebecca!

Aimee Pozorski and Susan Slaga

Dr. Aimee Pozorski and Susan Slaga-Metivier, Head of Reference

Rebecca R. Allinson

Heather Amberleigh MacIntyre

Heather Amberliegh MacIntyre and Susan

Rebecca A. Allinson with Susan Slaga-Metivier

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: