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1989: End of the System

The S. A. Blejwas Endowed Chair in Polish and Polish-American Studies is proud to present an exhibition:

1989: End of the System

Available for viewing in the Elihu Burritt Library in the month of June during library’s opening hours:

  • M-Th 8am – 7:45pm
  • F 8am-4:45pm
  • S 9am-3:45pm

The exhibit celebrates and commemorates the 25th anniversary of the transition to democracy in Poland. The exhibition presents the crucial role that Poland played in the democratic changes that swept the region at the end of the 1980s. It also marks the 25th anniversary of the collapse of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe, with emphasis on the role of the Soli1989: End of the System Exhibit at the Librarydarity movement in Poland. From the origins of Solidarity in Poland to the turning point of partially-free elections held in Poland in June 1989, the exhibition gives a comprehensive picture of the interrelated political changes taking place across the region that jointly contributed to the fall of the Iron Curtain.

The exhibition was prepared by The KARTA Center, The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York and The Polish Cultural Institute New York.

Summer Session Hours

From Tuesday, May 26, to Friday, July 31, the library will be open the following hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8am-7:45pm

Friday: 8am-4:45pm

Saturday: 9am-3:45pm

Sunday: CLOSED

We are CLOSED Saturday, June 27th; Friday, July 3rd; Saturday, July 4th ; and Saturday,  August 1st.

Enjoy your summer!


CentralSearch available

Access has been restored.  Again, thank you for your patience!

Hello all,

I am sorry for the inconvenience but CentralSearch is temporarily unavailable for research.  All other search tools, databases, CONSULS, etc. are still fully operational.  We will keep you updated as we know more.  Thanks for your patience!advsearchlogo3

Pizza for your thoughts

The Elihu Burritt Library is seeking feedback on its library website. We’re holding a focus group on Wednesday, April 29th at 3pm. All participants get free pizza, soda, and more (like free t-shirts and other goodies)! All we need is about an hour and your feedback on what works and what doesn’t about our existing website. Bring your friends.  Register online to join us! Free pizza - sign up for our focus group

Exhibit: Claiming Citizenship: African Americans and New Deal Photography

This exhibit is on view in the Burritt Library, 2nd floor through April 30

Please join us for a reception and a talk by Rickie Solinger, exhibit curator

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

3:15 p.m. Burritt library, 2nd floor

Event is free and open to the public

Rickie Solinger is a historian, writer, and lecturer. For this exhibit she used prints made from archival photographs found in the Library of Congress and the National Archives.  These photographs illustrate the significant new freedoms African Americans claimed during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Sponsored by:
Office of Diversity and Equity – History Department – Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
– Committee on the Concerns of Women – Ruth Boyea Women’s Center – Elihu Burritt Library

Claiming citizenship

LexisNexis off campus access restored

***Update:  This issue has been resolved, please comment if you have any additional problems!  Thanks!

Hello all,

We are having some issues with off campus access to our LexisNexis database.  This should be resolved within the next 24 hours and we will keep you updated when the status changes.  There should be no issues with using this database in the library, so please let us know if you need anything from us.