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Please mark your calendar for The Elihu Burritt Library Donor Recognition event 5:30 – 8:00PM, on Friday, September 27th, 2019.  It will be a nice event with music, food, wine and time to socialize.

The Burritt Library is an  essential part of the CCSU campus and is instrumental in student success. The Friends of the Library has many wonderful donors from campus, alumni and the community.

During the DDD campaign one of the donors said: “It is essential that tweeting NEVER replaces reading! Three cheers for libraries!!!”

We want to give special recognition to our most dedicated and generous donors at this special event, and show our appreciation to all of you who use the Library.

More information and invitations will be forthcoming. Have a great Summer!

Friends of the Library Advisory Board

New exhibit: “People of Note… Caricatures and Quotations of Famous Musicians,”

Local artist, Robert Carley, will exhibit in the Elihu Burritt Library, 2nd floor.

The exhibit features120 caricatures and quotations of famous musicians, some will include information about their ties to Connecticut. Major musicians from Louis Armstrong to Mozart to Elton John to ZZ Top are on display. Each caricature is surrounded by their wit and wisdom quotations.

Meet the artist during a reception on Saturday, July 20 from 12 to 2 p.m. and listen to music of acoustic guitarist Jim Hett.

The exhibit can be viewed during the Library’s opening hours.

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

World War I and those who fought it

Join us for a lecture by Dr. David Blitz, Philosophy Department, titled: World War I and those who fought it. 

The lecture is accompanied by an exhibit.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 12:15 PM

Special Collections, Burritt Library, 2nd floor

Celebrating October: Italian Heritage Month

The Italian Resource Center and the Friends of the Burritt Library invites you to attend

Music from the Heart

Performed by

Mario Tacca,  World Renowned Accordionist   


Mary Mancini, International Vocal Artist 

Monday, October 8th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

in  Founders Hall

Refreshments will be served.


“Meet the Library Staff” – Access Services

Kim Farrington, Head of the Library's Access Services Department in the Meet the Staff videoThe Elihu Burritt Library worked with the Media Center to produce a series of “Meet the Library Staff” videos.

This week meet librarians from the library’s Access Services.

Access Services is responsible for circulation and the library’s physical materials (books & media), provides Interlibrary Loan, and manages access to Course Reserves materials and to additional textbooks available for use in the library.

Enjoy the video HERE

Spring 2018 Library Newsletter

Enjoy the Burritt Library Spring 2018 newsletter!

There’s plenty in here to learn how library collaborates with campus community to better serve students, faculty and staff.

In this issue, we cover:

  • Update on the EXCITE transformation for Libraries
  • The first Human Library Event
  • Veterans History Project
  • Games available in the Library
  • William J. Mann donation of his papers to GLBTQ Archives
  • Spring lecture by Prof. Gaetano Cipolla sponsored by the Italian Resource Center and the Friends of the Library
  • Winners of the Burritt Library Research awards
  • The Devil Double Dare Challenge

Thank you to new co-editors Nicole Rioux and Mary Jo El-Hachem!

Link to the newsletter HERE