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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

Please support the Burritt Library in Devil Double Dare Campaign 2018!

To Friends of the Elihu Burritt Library!

Next week,  April 30 – May 4, the CCSU Alumni Association will match dollar for dollar on all gifts from $25 – $500.

This is the time to make a gift and double the impact!

Gifts can be made online by clicking on the image or HERE

or by mail to the CCSU Foundation, Inc., PO Box 612, New Britain, CT 06050

On behalf of all our students, faculty and staff – thank you!

Board Game collection in the Library!

The library now has a Board Game collection available to circulate to students and faculty.  The games circulate for 3 days, with a 3 day renewal. All games are listed in the library catalog by title!

Game titles, including game description and complete rule books for all titles is located at the Circulation desk.  More information is also available on the Board Game Collection LibGuide.

Expired: “What Italy has given to the world” a Spring Lecture

The Italian Resource Center and Friends of the Library

invites you to a special presentation:

“What Italy has given to the world”

by Prof. Gaetano Cipolla (St. John’s Univ.) 

Thursday, April 5th 2018, at 3:00 pm,

Rare Books Room, 2nd fl, Elihu Burritt Library

Refreshments will be served.

Please  bring your friends and relatives.  

For more information you may contact Gwenn: (860) 832- 2875 or write to: