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ContentDM Downtime This Friday

ContentDM, our platform for Digital Collections, will be unavailable for approximately two hours on Friday, September 3rd starting at 9:00 pm due to scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Free Ice Cream on September 9!

Stop by in front of Burritt Library on September 9 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm for free Farmer’s Cow ice cream (while supplies last). It’s delicious! For more information about Farmer’s Cow go to: http://www.thefarmerscow.com/icecream/


Check Out Our New Look!

The library website is being renovated too! A preview of the new site is available at http://library.ccsu.edu/newsite. Your comments and feedback are most welcome! The library would like to offer its profuse thanks to Nancy Florio and Wit Meesangnil for their help in designing the new site. The current site will be replaced on Friday, [...]


2010 Elihu Burritt Undergraduate Research Awards Winners!

The 2010 Elihu Burritt Undergraduate Research Awards winners are: Junior, Laci A. Corridor for her paper “Anorexia Nervosa: A Review of Current Literature,” and Senior Gregory L. Person for his paper, “What gives you sovereign empire to oppress my sex? Women’s conceptualizations of gender and class during the French Revolution”. They will receive their award [...]


Free Coffee and Lattes at Jazzman’s

Free Coffee and Lattes!

@ Jazzman’s Cafe, Burritt Library

Tuesday, December 8, 4:00 PM – ? (while supplies last)


Library Renovation and Asbestos Abatement

The first phase of the long-awaited renovation of the first floor of Burritt Library has begun. During this time only certain areas of the first floor will be accessible while asbestos abatement is ongoing.

The main level of the library can be accessed by the interior and exterior stairways located at the front of the [...]


New E-Journal Packages Available

The Burritt Library would like to introduce our three (3) new online journal packages. The Freedom Collection from ScienceDirect, the JSTOR Life Sciences Collection and the Sage Premier Deep Back file collection. Each of these packages are listed on the library’s website under “Database Finder”.

JSTOR Life Sciences Collection

Life Sciences Collection, which combines the [...]


2009 Undergraduate Library Research Award Winners

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Library Undergraduate Research Awards. They are Matthew T. Bannon, a senior History/Secondary Education major, for the paper “Delicate as Silk: Labor/Management Relations in the Cheney Silk Mills of South Manchester, Connecticut, 1918-1934,” and Sharon E. Kenniston, a senior Elementary Education and English major, for the paper [...]


The Brian O’Connell Collection

Brian O’Connell (1960-2008) was Professor of Computer Science and Philosophy at CCSU, teaching courses that ranged from computer ethics to robotics to philosophy of law. He wrote and published in all of these diverse areas. After his passing in 2008, his personal library was left to the Elihu Burritt Library. Reading was [...]


Changing research behaviors and libraries

An interesting read from Lorcan Dempsy. Original post at


Changing research behaviors and libraries

July 08, 2008 • Categories: Research, learning and scholarly communication

Libraries are not ends in themselves, although it is tempting to talk about them as if they are. They support research, learning, civic engagement, personal development, …. This means [...]