COVID Emergency – Library Operations Will Be Remote Only Mon., 1/3/22, Building Open for the Rest of the Week, Services Online

The Elihu Burritt Library building will be closed on Monday, January 3, 2022 as CCSU switches to remote operations due to an increase in Covid infections. Librarians will remain online during our regular hours – 8am-5pm – via the chat Ask a Librarian system.

Update 01/03/22: Remote operations move back to in-person mode on Tuesday, 01/04/22.

For the remainder of the winter session, library services will be offered virtually, using low / no-touch interaction methods, such as online chat and self-pickup (so-called “curbside pickup”) for physical materials, along with digitization and emailing of course reserves. See our Library Services guide for details & how-tos.

For more information on the campus’ operations, as they may change due to the pandemic, see:

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Holiday Library Closings

We hope you all have a happy & healthy holiday break! The library will be closed for the holidays on:

  • Friday, December 24
  • Friday, December 31

We also wanted to remind you that the library is currently on reduced hours for the winter intersession (closed on Saturdays & Sundays; open 8am-4:45pm M-F).

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2022 Elihu Burritt Library Research Awards

The Elihu Burritt Library Research Awards recognize excellence in undergraduate and graduate research papers/projects as well as skill and creativity in the application of library services, resources, and collections. A prize of $350 will be awarded to an undergraduate and graduate student during the 2022 spring semester at the University Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD).  *Please note that for graduate students, this applies to class assignments and not the final program thesis/project.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled during the spring 2022 semester as a Central Connecticut State University student 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 2021.
  • Agree that the paper or project and application materials will be publicly displayed in the library‚Äôs online collections.

For more information please go to:  or contact Susan Slaga-Metivier at