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The Elihu Burritt Library houses nearly a half million books and an extensive journal collection. But that’s not all. It’s website is the gateway to over 89,000 e-journals and online magazines, over 400,000 e-book and e-serials titles, and over 100 research databases. As times and technology change, so does the Elihu Burritt Library.

April 24-28, 2023 has been designated as National Library Week. It’s a time when we celebrate how libraries connect people, build community, expand knowledge, and provide access to the digital world.

Your gift to the Friends of the Library supports ongoing print and digital acquisitions, new and ongoing programs, and technological enhancements in the Elihu Burritt Library. Your support means the world to our students and extended library community. Become part of the evolving story of the Elihu Burritt Library by making a gift today

Celebrate National Library Week @ the Elihu Burritt Library

There’s More to the Story… @ the Elihu Burritt Library during National Library Week (on the week of April 24th).

The schedule of events includes:

  • Monday, April 24, 9-11AM at the Library’s Entrance: “Tell Us Why You Love Your Library,” our local kickoff of National Library Week
  • Tuesday, April 25, 6:30PM in the library’s Special Collection (2nd floor), there will be a reading of contemporary Italian American poetry
  • Wednesday, April 26, 11:30-1 & 3-4:30, on the 1st floor, picture yourself in a READ poster
  • Thursday, April 27, All day, 1st floor, “Poem in Your Pocket Day” – Pick up a mini pocket poem & celebrate National Poetry Month plus National Library Week! Also, at noon, in the Special Collections on the 2nd floor, there will be a Faculty Appreciation Lunch with Librarians – bring your own lunch & we will bring the desserts!
  • All week – Research Assistance – stop by the 2nd floor, chat or book time with us (, and catch us at the Writing Center!
  • Pick up a fun Giveaway each day!
National Library Week: April 23-29, 2029
American Library Association
Library of Congress

Learn more about the American Library Association’s 2023 National Library Week & the “Right to Read” day that will take place on Monday, April 24th!

Connecticut Contemporary Italian American Poets

The Elihu Burritt Library & The Italian Resource Center

invites you to a poetry reading event

WHEN: Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 P.M.

WHERE: Special Collections, 2nd floor, Burritt Library

WHO: Kenneth DiMaggio, Tony Fusco, Gian Lombardo, Elizabeth Thomas, Tom Nicotera, Joanie DiMartino, Danielle Pieratti, Dennis Barone and David Cappella.

Congratulations, Camryn Jeffko, Winner of the 2023 Library Research Award!

Please join me in congratulating this year’s winner of the Elihu Burritt Library Research Award, Camryn Jeffko, a junior in the Honors program, for her thesis How is the COVID-19 Pandemic Feeding Eating Disorders?

She did a tremendous amount of work and research. A link to her thesis can be found at