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Call for Submissions to the CCSU COVID-19 Archive

The Elihu Burritt Library and the Department of History are partnering to preserve and share the CCSU community’s experience of the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the community are invited to share pictures, documents, videos, or any other artifacts that represent their experience of this past year.

For an example of the valuable historical work that can be done with this sort of archive, please visit “Pandemic in Perspective”, an exhibit created by students in Professor Leah Glaser’s course, History 302: Introduction to Public History.

Visit our webpage for more information and to submit your artifacts. The archive can be found here. If you have any questions, please email Brian Matzke at

Spring Semester 2021

Welcome back to CCSU’s Spring 2021 semester! To review the library’s hours and rules of operation in the coming semester, visit our Library Services Guide. With the first day of classes coming up on January 26, we want to remind you that you can get research help from our librarians online through live chat or more in-depth support by booking an appointment with them.

CCSU faculty members can book a librarian to provide instruction for their classes, familiarizing students with how to find, evaluate, and use library resources effectively. Consider providing course reserves through the library – learn more about the process in our guide for faculty.

Photo by Biegun Wschodni on Unsplash

Holiday & End of Semester Hours

For the Thanksgiving holiday break, library hours will be:

  • Wednesday, November 25:  On Ground 8-4 / Online Chat (“Ask a Librarian”) 8-4  
  • Thursday, November 26-Sunday, November 29: CLOSED

For the remainder of the Fall semester, library hours will be:

  • November 30-December 15 (Last Day of Finals):  On Ground 8-4 / Online Chat (“Ask a Librarian”) 8-8
  • December 16-December 23: On Ground 8-4 /
    Online Chat (“Ask a Librarian”) 8-4
     Monday-Friday ONLY | Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

Fall 2020 Library Newsletter

The Fall 2020 newsletter is out! In this issue we have:

  • From the Desk of the Library Director
  • Library Services for Fall 2020
  • Need Help with Research? Contact Elihu Burritt Library’s Reference and Instruction Department
  • Moving Our Digital Collections and Creating New Ones
  • Veteran’s History Project Update
  • Digitization Project – GLBTQ Archives and the Gale Group
  • Book Discussion Group Continues
  • Learning Revolution Presentation
  • What’s New with Open Educational Resources (OER)?
  • Photos of the Re-Opened Library
  • Thank you to our Donors!
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Fall Library Service Hours

Limited on-ground library services are available for faculty and students during the following hours (subject to change)*:

Check the online calendar for the latest information & for holiday closings

Get books from the library (“curbside pickup”)

  • MONDAY-FRIDAY: 8am-4pm
  • SATURDAY: 9am-1pm
  • SUNDAY: Closed

The building will remain open for classes & individual study after library services end (M-Th 8am-9:30pm).

Librarians are available to help you online through chat during the following hours:

  • MONDAY-THURSDAY: 8am-8pm
  • FRIDAY: 8am-4pm
  • SATURDAY: 9am-4pm
  • SUNDAY: 2pm-8pm
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Library services for Fall 2020

In order to ensure the health and safety of CCSU students, faculty, staff, and the public, the Elihu Burritt Library will be operating under modified procedures for Fall 2020

To see the most up-to-date information about library services & building hours for Fall 2020, please see our new guide at:

The library’s staff members thank you for your patience and understanding!

Faculty: instruction support services for your online classes have been expanded – sign up today!

Library instruction is key to building students’ information literacy. Information literacy allows scholars to assess their information needs, find information, evaluate it, and use it appropriately.  

Request an online instruction session, introduction to library resources, and other services today!

The online instruction request form may be used to schedule an online information literacy session or general overview of library resources to support your course in a LMS such as Blackboard. We can host or join your class via Webex or another platform for a live session. In addition, this form may be used to request the creation of various online research aids such as a course guide, customized lesson plan, tutorial, and other services to support your online teaching. 

Looking forward to receiving your request! Questions may be directed to Susan Slaga-Metivier, Head Reference / Instruction.