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Library Parking Changes

There are many changes to CCSU’s Parking System starting in Fall 2019. The Library lot was closed permanently as of Monday, August 26th to make way for the construction of a new engineering building. To park at CCSU, you’ll need to a color-coded decal on your vehicle that corresponds to the appropriate parking area (pending your status as student, faculty, or staff). Enforcement of the new system begins on Monday, Sept. 16. A new website is available to explain it all & point you to any necessary additional information at:

Please direct questions to Facilities Management at (860) 832-2301 or visit

Campus Map with Parking

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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