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!

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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

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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:

Amnesty Day is May 10th!

Good news for those of you with overdue books!  Library Amnesty Day is back on Tuesday May 10th!  All fees for overdue items will be forgiven when they are returned to the front desk all day long.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to save a little end of semester $$!

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Special Library Hours for Final Exams!

The library has got you covered for the week before and of Final Exams! Here are our special library hours starting Monday, May 2:

Monday, May 2 – Wednesday, May 4: 8am-11:45pm

Sunday, May 8: 3pm-10:45pm

Monday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 11: 8am-11:45pm

We are open regular hours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. We will also be closed Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15.

For a complete list of hours, please go to Best of luck with Finals!