Problem with Due Dates

*** UPDATE ***   As of 3pm, the active loan due dates that were changed to January 8, 2019 have been restored. Again, thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to improve the library system’s handling of due dates.

Staff attempts to improve the Alma/Primo library system’s handling of due dates during semester breaks led to an inadvertent modification of active loans’ due dates this week. Active loans’ due dates were changed to January 8, 2019. The due date calendar has been restored and we are currently working to fix those due dates that were modified. Please note that we are aware of the issue and working on it. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Hours for the Close of Semester, Holidays & Winter Intersession

Library hours are returning to normal, non-extended hours for Thurs., 12/13-Sat., 12/15 (Thurs., 8am-10:45pm; Fri., 8am-4:45pm, Sat., 9am-3:45pm).

The library will be on its reduced-hour schedule from 12/16/18 to 1/21/2019. The reduced schedule is:  8am-4:45pm Mon-Fri; closed on Saturdays & Sundays.

Additionally, the library will be closed for the following holidays:

  • Tues., December 25th for Christmas Day
  • Tues., January 1st, 2019! for News Year Day

The library’s daily schedule is visible at: 

We wish you a peaceful and safe holiday season, from CCSU’s Elihu Burritt Library to you!

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End of Semester at the Library / Coffee, Jazz, Extended Hours, Amnesty!

CCSU’s Elihu Burritt Library is here to support you in the final weeks of your Fall semester. To that end, the following is a listing of events and extended hours at the library:

  • Coffee & Cookies, Mon-Wed., 12/4-12/6 at 6:30pm, 1st floor
  • Jazz Ensemble, Sat., 12/8, 2-3pm, 1st floor
  • Jazz Duo (former ensemble students), Wed., 12/12, noon-1pm, 1st floor
  • Amnesty day, Tue., 12/11Phoebe cat happy - library fine amnesty day December 11!
  • Extended / Adjusted Finals hours 12/3-12/12:
    • Extended hours 
      Mon-Wed: 12/3-12/5 & 12/10-12/12
    • Regular hours
      Thurs-Sat (Th: 8-10:45,  Fri: 8-4:45, Sat: 9-3)
    • Adjusted hours 
      Sunday, 12/9, 3pm-10:45pm

To check the library’s hours, go to:

December E-Resources Spotlight: Oxford Art Online

Did you know that the Burritt Library subscribes to numerous collections of online resources that are available to our students, faculty and staff from both on and off campus?  As a member of the CCSU community you have access to a wide range of databases, e-journals, eBooks and other tools to support you in your studies, research and teaching!  With so many resources available, it can be difficult to keep track of them all.  In our Spotlight series, we will Oxford Art Onlinehighlight one of these resources each month to help connect our students and faculty with some of the unique resources available via the Elihu Burritt Library, and to offer some tips and tricks for using them.  In our fourth and final installment of the Fall 2018 series, allow us to introduce you to Oxford Art Online. View the newsletter (PDF) or review the Spotlight on e-Resources LibGuide


Fall 2018 Library Newsletter – Now Available!

The library’s Fall 2018 newsletter is now available online.  In this issue we have:

  • From the Desk of tLibrary Fall 2018 Newsletterhe Library Director – Thanks to the Friends of the Elihu Burritt Library Advisory Board
  • Francis J. Gagliardi – 2018 Rainbow Award Recipient!
  • EXCITE Transformation for Libraries – Connect U: Fall Into the Library
  • Better Know a Librarian – Brian Matzke
  • Get on BOARD: Borrow Board Games at the Burritt Library!
  • Introducing the New Authentication System
  • Trick or Treat at the Burritt Library!
  • OpenCSCU: CCSU Librarians Support Faculty Statewide in their Search for Open Educational Resources
  • Donors to the Burritt Library Fund
  • Meet the Library Staff Videos Announcement


Liberty and grace in the Divine Comedy

The Italian Resource Center and the Friends of the Library invites you to Fall Lecture

“Liberty and grace in the Divine Comedy

by Prof. Giuseppe F. Mazzotta, Yale University

Monday, November 26, 2018 at 6:15PM

Special Collections, Burritt Library, 2nd floor.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information please contact Dr. Maria Passaro