Off-campus access is unavailable

Off-campus access to our Library databases is currently unavailable due to a change made by our library management system vendor. They are working on the problem and they will let us know when it is fixed.


Update***We are working with the vendor to have the is resolved as soon as possible.  Unfortunately we have no new information yet, but will let you all know as soon as we hear.  Sorry for the inconvenience!


Winter Session Hours

Winter Session Hours start on Wednesday Dec. 18, 2013, and run until Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. These hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-4:45pm. We will be CLOSED Saturdays and Sundays. We will also be CLOSED Wednesday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), and Wednesday, Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day). Have a safe and happy holiday season!


Help the library, earn a gift card!

Sign up to be among the participants who earn a $10 Blue Chip gift card by helping the Elihu Burritt Library test its online resources for “user-friendliness”. The first 10 participants who complete a test of our search engine will receive $10 BlueChip gift cards. Testing will take place at the Elihu Burritt Library the week of December 9th through 13th. The online signup form allows you to choose the most convenient time for you to spend the 15-20 minutes that this test will take. Slots occur every hour on the half hour, starting at 9:30 AM & ending at 3:30 pm, each day.

During the “test”, you’ll be asked to do some basic searching & to provide feedback on the process as you go. We’ll take notes on what you’ve said and use them to try and make our online services better for students.

We’re using EventBrite’s “ticket” option to reserve your preferred time for usability testing (& to ensure that we’ve got the correct demographic information about you beforehand, which will reduce the amount of time it takes to go through the test).

Thank you for your help!


Extended Hours for Finals!

Based on popular demand, the library will be open an extra hour on certain days prior to and during final exams. From Monday, Dec. 2, to Wednesday, Dec. 4, the library will be open 8am-11:45pm. From Monday, Dec. 9, to Wednesday, Dec. 11, the library will also be open 8am-11:45pm. On Sunday, Dec. 8, the library will be open 3pm-10:45pm.

Otherwise, the library will be open regular hours until Tuesday, Dec. 17. These hours are Monday through Thursday, 8am-10:45pm; Friday, 8am-4:45pm; Saturday, 9am-3:45pm; and Sunday, 2pm-9:45pm.

For a complete list of hours for December, go to Best of luck on Finals!

3rd Floor - Computer Area



Library Amnesty Day is December 9th

Do you have a pile of overdue books just waiting to be returned?  Are you frightened of the late fees you might have racked up?  Well no worries, Library Amnesty Day is back for the Fall semester.  We will be accepting your late returns all day on Monday, December 9th.

If you have any questions, leave them in comments or contact the Circulation Desk at 860-832-3410.


Amnesty Phoebe


****Updated****Therapy Dogs Are Back!

****Please note, Angus will not be with us tonight 12/9.  Sorry for the inconvenience!  We hope finals are going well!****



Do the last few weeks of classes stress you out?  Papers, exams, grades…  Do you miss your dog at home? Well come to the library and and hang out with Therapy Dogs.  We will be visited by Gracie, Jesse, and Angus next week and they would love to help you take a break from all of the work.

The dogs will be visiting the 2nd floor of the library as follows:

Tuesday, December 3rd: Meet Gracie from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 4th:  Meet Jessie from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Monday, December 9th:  Meet Angus from 5:30-6:30 p.m.


Therapy dogs have been shown to increase serotonin levels and help reduce stress in college students!  See this article from the Journal of American College Health for more info.


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