Library Open 8am-12:30pm Wednesday, Dec. 26

Per Governor Malloy’s directive closing, the library will be OPEN on Wednesday, November 26th, from 8am to 12:30pm.

We are CLOSED Thursday, November 27th, through Sunday, November 30th, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

For the latest updates of delays and cancellations, please go to the Cancellation/Delay page on the CCSU website,, or call the Storm Weather Line at (860) 832-3333.

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Thank you, and have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

Digital Day for CCSU Faculty & Staff

Please join the Elihu Burritt Library staff for discussion on current digital projects and services available at the library.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
2-4 pm in the Connecticut Room (Memorial Hall)

Please R.S.V.P.


2:00 pm Opening address from Dr. Carl Antonucci, Library Director and refreshments

2:15 pm Rob Favini from OCLC will speak about OCLC’s report “At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries”.
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3:05 pm A “lightening round” panel presentation featuring Burritt librarians and David Oyanadel (IDTRC) discussing current
digital projects and services available at the library.

3:45 pm Q&A Session

This event is cosponsored by the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development.

Ebenezer D. Bassett (1833-1908)

Ebenezer D. Bassett is the first African American who graduated from the New Britain Normal School in 1853. Mr. Bassett was an educator, an influential activist in the anti-slavery movement, and the first U.S. African American diplomat as the Minister Resident to Haiti.
The exhibit consists of archival materials from the University Archives and a display from the Derby Historical Society.
The exhibit is on view on the 2nd floor of the Burritt Library.

2015 Undergraduate Library Research Award

Elihu Burritt Library is pleased to announce the 2015 Undergraduate Library Research award. This award recognizes excellence in undergraduate research papers/projects as well as skill and creativity in the application of library services, resources and collections. Two prizes of $350 will be awarded during the 2015 spring semester at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD). One prize will be award to a senior thesis and the other will be awarded to a paper/project from any class/year if applicable.

To be eligible, applicants must:
• Be enrolled during the spring 2015 semester as a Central Connecticut State University undergraduate at any class level or discipline/major.
• Have completed their research paper or project for a credit course during the spring, summer, or fall semesters in 2014.
• Agree that the paper or project and application materials will become property of Elihu Burritt Library and may be publicly displayed in the library and/or library website.

For more information and the student application please visit: You may also contact Susan Slaga-Metivier at

Warsaw Rising 1944 – lecture and exhibit

On Thursday, October 2nd, 2014, Dr. Michael Peszke will deliver a lecture entitled, The 70th Anniversary of the End of the Warsaw Rising. Dr. Peszke is a historian of the Polish Armed Forces in World War II. The lecture is sponsored by the Polish Studies Program, and will start at 7:00pm in the Burritt Library, Special Collections Room, located on the 2nd Floor. The exhibit is available for viewing on the 2nd floor of the library and consists of material related to the Uprising from the library Polish Heritage Collection.
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Glimpses from Our Past: Connecticut State Normal School & Teachers College of Connecticut

Graduates - 1887Please visit the Burritt Library and enjoy the exhibit on the 2nd floor. The new exhibit contains material from the University Archives and illustrates the beginning of CCSU, which in 1849 was the State Normal School and in 1933 became Teachers College of Connecticut. You can trace the history through collections of photographs of students, faculty and administrators; early publications of curriculum, student papers and alumni records. Sporting events programs and related memorabilia are also on display. The exhibit is open during library hours and will run through the end of August.
For more information contact special collections Dpt. at 860 832-2085