Open-Ended A Book Talk

Please join us for book presentation sponsored by

the Modern language Department and the Elihu Burritt Library

Open-Ended by Prof. A. Pablo Iannone, Department of Philosophy

Wednesday, October 26, 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Elihu Burritt Library, Special Collections Room 2nd floor




Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett

The Elihu Burritt Library is celebrating the Ebenezer D. Bassett Day with a display of archival materials and other publications related to Ebenezer D. Bassett, the first African American student who attended New Britain Normal School (presently CCSU) in 1852-1853.

The display is available for viewing on the 3rd floor during the library’s opening hours.

This year the Bassett Day celebration, organized by the Ebenezer D. Bassett Committee, will take place on Monday October 17, from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. in Bellin Gallery, Student Center.

For more information please go to:





Trick-or-Treat @ the Library!

Our annual Trick-or-Treat e-resource fair is back!

Join us on the first floor on October 25th from 1-4 p.m. for prizes and candy!!  Burritt Librarians will be available for short (5 minutes or less) demonstrations.  For each demonstration, you will receive a raffle ticket.  You can get up to 8 raffle tickets for a chance to win a brand new Kindle Fire!

For the full details visit: 



A Touch of Sinatra!

Please join us on Sunday, October 16 at 3 pm in Torp Theater

The Italian Resource Center and The Elihu Burritt Library


A Touch of Sinatra

A musical show about the life and music of Frank Sinatra

Performed by Donnie Fararro; Written and Narrated by Joe Gilligan

3:00 – 4:25 pm

 Intermission and Italian style refreshments

4:30 – 5:00 pm

Followed by a movie Stanno Tutti Bene (Everybody is Fine)

(In Italian with English subtitles)

5:00 – 7:00 pm

The event is free and open to the public!

For more information please contact Dr. Passaro at:


CAUTION: Banned Books on Display!


Banned Books Week (Sept. 25-Oct. 1) is an annual event celebrating our freedom to read without censorship. This week, we’ll be emphasizing the need for free and open access of information and commemorating several works, including Gone with the Wind, Slaughterhouse-Five, To Kill a Mockingbird, and even the Harry Potter series, that have been banned in the U.S.

Thanks to the hard work of library staff, instructors, students, and community members, many of these works and others on display on the first floor of the Burritt Library have remained accessible to the public and inspired critical dialogue on what it means to be human.

Any of the books featured in the Banned Books Week display can be borrowed! If you would like to borrow any of the books in the display case, please see the staff member at the Circulation Desk for assistance.

For more information about Banned Books Week as well as lists of banned and challenged books throughout history, please visit the American Library Association Banned Books Week webpage at  

Ice Cream Breaker on September 27th

The Burritt Library will be hosting their 2nd annual Ice Cream Breaker on the first floor of the library next Tuesday the 27th from 2-3:30pm.

New and returning students can find out information on what services the library offers and how to use them via short demonstrations.  After the demos get your ice cream cup and enter the raffle for some great prizes.  Here’s how it works:

For each demo you attend you will receive a raffle ticket so you can enter for prizes. Raffle prizes will be drawn at 3:30 (you do not need to present to win).

The prizes are as follows:

Grand prize: Burritt prize pack! $20 Starbucks card, a Burritt library hoodie and t-shirt, a travel mug, and USB drive.
Runners up (3): $10 Starbucks card, a travel mug, and USB drive.

Visit for more info!  Hope to see you there!


Welcome IDTRC to the Library!


The Instructional Design Technology Resource Center (IDTRC) located on the 3rd Floor of the Elihu Burritt Library.                                                         

Grand opening today (9/19) from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Office location: back left corner of the floor as you exit the elevator/main stairwell.

Hours: M – Th 8a.m. – 5p.m., F – 8a.m. – 4 p.m.



Photos from the “5 Minutes of My Favorite Book” reading!

The first annual “5 Minutes of my Favorite Book” reading was a success!

On behalf of the Elihu Burritt Library and the Friends of the Library  Board thank you to all who participated in this fun event!


Dr. Carl Antonucci, Library Director, reads Son of Italy by Pascal D’Angelo


Prof. Gilbert Gigliotti, Carmina I.v by Horace


President Jack Miller, The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown


Interim President Dr. Susan Pease,       

The Egyptian by Mika Waltari



Provost Carl Lovitt,  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald


Prof. Evelyn Philips,  Pedagogy of Oppressed by Paulo Freire


Chief of Police Gregory B. Sneed, The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell, by Oren Harari


Dean Ken Colwell,  Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castenada 


Kimberly Farrington, Librarian, Persuasion by Jane Austen



Prof. Mary Ann Mahony                                      Prof. Matthew Specter         Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney               The Magic Mountain by                                                                                                      Thomas Mann



Prof. Matthew Ciscel                            Prof. Nanjundiah Sadanand

Das Brot (The Bread) by Wolfgang  A Peoples History of the United            Borchert                                                         States  by Howard Zinn


Dr. Richard Bachoo, Moby Dick by Herman Melville


Richard C. Mullins, ITBD Director      Prof. Stephen Cohen

The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward              Bleeding Edge by Thomas                                                                                                 Pynchon


Renata Vickrey, Archivist, with 5 min timers!


All books chosen for the reading are available in the Burritt Library.


Welcome to the Elihu Burritt Library!
Library staff are here to answer any questions you might have about research, interlibrary loan, reserves, classrooms, books, periodicals, archives, databases and other e-resources…
Just Ask Me!

Ask Me LibraryDr. Carl Antonucci, Library Director (1)

Dr. Carl Antonucci, Library Director

Michelle Patnode, Gretchen Gallagher, Kim Farrington

Michelle Patnode, student worker, Gretchen Gallagher, Library Technician, Kim Farrington, Head of Access Services.

Briana McGauckin

Briana McGauckin, Refrence Librarian

Renata Vickrey, University Archivist

Renata Vickrey, Archives and Special Collections

Sharon Clapp, Digital Librarian

Sharon Clapp, Digital Librarian

Kristina Edwards

Kristina Edwards, Acquisition Librarian

Fall 2016 Library Hours

Our Fall 2016 library hours are Monday through Thursday, 8am-10:45pm; Friday, 8am-4:45pm; Saturday, 9am-3:45pm; and Sunday, 2pm-9:45pm.

The library will be closed Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th. We are also closed Saturday, September 3rd through Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.

You can view all our hours online at

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