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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. 

Winter Session Library Hours

From Dec., 19, 2016, to Jan. 16, 2017, the library will be open Monday through Friday, 8am-4:45pm. We will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays. We are also closed Monday, Dec. 26; Monday, Jan. 2; and Monday, Jan. 16 (Martin Luther King, Jr., Day).

For a complete list of hours, please go to library.ccsu.edu. Have a safe and wonderful holiday season, and enjoy the break!

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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)

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Special Final Exam Hours

The library has got you covered for the week before and of Final Exams! Here are our special library hours starting Sunday, December 4:

Sunday, Dec. 4: 3pm-10:45pm

Monday, Dec. 5 – Wednesday, Dec. 7: 8am-11:45pm

Sunday, Dec. 11: 3pm-10:45pm

Monday, Dec. 12 – Wednesday, May 14: 8am-11:45pm

We are open regular hours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. We will also be closed Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18.

For a complete list of hours, please go to library.ccsu.edu. Best of luck with Finals!

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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

Elihu Burritt’s Birthday Party – Thursday, December 8 @2PM!

Please join us on Thursday, December 8 @ 2PM

Special Collections room on the 2nd floor of the Library

Birthday cake and punch will be served!

The Library will celebrate its Patron’s birthday with a reading of poetry about him and a presentation by first recipient of the Burritt Family Scholarship.

Elihu Burritt was born in New Britain on December 8, 1810.  He was a citizen of the world, linguist, abolitionist, reformer, peace activist and penny postage advocate.  President Abraham Lincoln appointed him as Consular Agent to Birmingham, England.

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The Elihu Burritt Library Text Book Fund!

The Elihu Burritt Library is committed to support the educational needs of students. By purchasing additional copies of required textbooks, the library hopes to relieve some of the financial burden of students. CCSU students frequently skip or defer a class because of course material costs and many go without required textbooks. Students are also faced with the decision between purchasing a text book, paying rent, or buying groceries. A textbook for a single course might cost up to $500!

This fund aims to alleviate some of that burden for the most financially needy students by supporting their academic endeavors. These textbooks will be available on reserve to all students during library opening hours.

Your gift to the Burritt Library Text Book Fund can help not just one student but the entire class!

For more information and to make a donation go to: www.ccsu.edu/textbookfund

Or contact Renata Vickrey directly at vickreyr@ccsu.edu

Hashtag #textbook fund #BurrittLibrary #GivingTuesday

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