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Summer Intersession Hours – 8/2 to 8/24/19

The Elihu Burritt Library hopes you enjoy the rest of your summer! During CCSU’s “intersession” from August 2nd to August 24th, 2019, the library will be open weekdays only, 8AM to 4:45PM.

Friday, August 2 – Saturday, August 24, Library open hours will be 8am-4:45pm

To see the library’s schedule / calendar, go to:

The Fall semester begins on 8/26/19 and classes begin on 8/27/19. We look forward to seeing you then. For CCSU’s academic year calendar, go to:

Library amnesty week

From May 8th-May 15th, it’s Library Amnesty Week!
(Overdue fines for materials that have not already been billed will be forgiven. See the Circulation Desk for more details & don’t forget to return your materials before the semester ends!)

May 8th-May15th – overdue fines for materials not previously billed will be forgiven!

Spring Library Hours

Welcome back from Spring break! The library’s regular Spring semester hours are:

  • Mon-Thurs:  8am – 10:45pm
  • Fri:  8am – 4:45pm
  • Sat: 9am – 3:45pm
  • Sun: 2pm-9:45pm

The next university holiday during which the library will be closed is the weekend of April 19 – 21 (for the Good Friday Holiday / Day of Reflection).

For a daily schedule, view the library’s calendar at: 

The academic year calendar — including all holidays and deadlines for registration/add/drops — is available at:

For cancellations, late openings, or early dismissals due to weather, visit:

Join us at the Human Library – April 3 and 4!

We invite you to join us at the Human Library taking place in the Burritt Library (2nd floor) on April 3rd & 4th. Human Library Participants

The Human Library is an event that encourages people from different backgrounds to talk with and learn from each other. The attendees, or “readers,” will join in a small group or one-on-one conversation with human “books” who have volunteered to share their unique stories. For more about being a human book reader, see:

You can meet with human books for up to 20 – 30 mins. at a time per session in order to have a conversation and ask questions about the “book’s” topic. There is no actual reading or presenting of real print books.

The library is a safe place to have some positive conversations to challenge stereotypes and prejudices, learn about a career, or just to get to know another individual.  For more information, go to: or contact Susan Slaga-Metivier at

Human Library Schedule
(There will be approximately 10-12 Human books per time slot.)

Wednesday, April 3

First Session: 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Second Session: 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Thursday, April 4

First Session: 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Second Session: 11:45 am – 12:30 pm

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February E-Resources Spotlight: Oxford History of Western Music

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 highlight 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 first installment of the Spring 2019 series, allow us to introduce you to Oxford History of Western Music. To learn more, go to: Music History Online database