Category Archives: News

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.


Easter Holiday Hours

The library will be CLOSED Friday, Apr. 3 – Sunday, Apr. 5, in observance of Good Friday and Easter.

For the latest updates of delays and cancellations, please go to the Cancellation/Delay page on the CCSU website,, or call the Storm Weather Line at (860) 832-3333.

You can view all our library hours online at

Thank you, and enjoy the holiday!

EXHIBIT: “From War to Victory, 1939-1989”

An exhibit sponsored by the Insitute of the National Remembrance and the Polish Studies Program will be on view in the Burritt Library, 2nd floor, from March 26 – April 9th

The exhibition is about a special half-century in the history of Poland.  The main theme of the exhibit is Polish fight for freedom, expressed in a form of armed struggle and political activity.  Expressive photographs show Polish soldiers on various World War II fronts and the phenomenon of the Polish Underground State in the occupied country.

Reception & opening lecture: Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at 6:30 pm, Elihu Burritt Library, 2nd Floor, CCSU

Lecture will be given by Dr. Władysław Bułhak, 

Deputy Director of the Office of Public Education.

Dr. Władysław Bułhak is a member of the editorial board of scientific IPN semi-annual “Memory and Justice”, as well as an international research network Centre for Cold War Studies at the University of Southern Denmark in Ödensee.

Admission is FREE and the public is cordially invited.

For further information please contact Special Collections

at 860 832-2085

polish art war to victory



Spring Break Hours

During Spring Break, the library will be OPEN Monday, March 16-Friday, March 20, 8am-4:45pm. We will be CLOSED Saturday, March 14 and 21, and Sunday, March 15 and 22.

We resume our regular hours on Monday, March 23.

You can view all our hours online at

Enjoy the break!

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