All posts by Sharon Clapp

Library Fine Amnesty Week – 12/4-12/11

End your semester with a clean slate! Take advantage of the library’s fine waivers / amnesty week, from 12/4/19-12/11/19.

At this time, we will waive overdue fines on all circulating materials, with a few exceptions. The exceptions are:

  • Any materials already billed at the Bursar’s that are returned will not have their fines waived.
  • Fines for overdue Course Reserves
Library Fine Amnesty Week will be December 4th to 11th, 2019

Extended Library Hours PLUS 12/9 & 12/11 Therapy Dog Visits

The library will be open for extended hours during the final weeks of the semester:

  • Monday-Wednesday, 12/2-12/4
  • & Monday-Wednesday, 12/9-12/11, 8am-11:45pm
  • Sunday, 12/8, 2pm-10:45pm

Review the full end of schedule of library open / closed hours.

Photo of Barkley, black lab therapy dog

Paws for Finals 

Please come visit our furry friends on the first floor of Burritt Library!

Monday, December 2, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Barkley the Black lab and Ripple the Lab/Spaniel mix [Cancelled due to inclement weather]

Monday, December 9, 12-1pm, Barkely [RESCHEDULED!]

Wednesday, December 11, 12-1pm, Annie the Pitbull

The Library’s Fall 2019 Newsletter – Newly Published!

The Fall 2019 newsletter is available now. Its new name is The Burritt Connection.

In this issue we have:

  • From the Desk of the Library Director
  • Elihu Burritt Library Recognizes Donors in First-Ever ‘Huey Awards
  • President of The Republic of Poland visits CCSU, the Burritt Library, and the Polish Studies Program
  • Faculty Book Discussion Group Forms
  • New Semester, New Beginnings: Meet our New Librarians
  • DH100 – Introduction to Digital Humanities
  • Open and Accessible for All
  • Trick or Treat at the Library!
  • CCSU’s Open House
  • New Features Added to CentralSearch!
  • The New Stack 7
  • Donors to the Burritt Library Fund

Many thanks to all who have contributed!

Trick or Treat Day Wrap-up

The library’s Trick or Treat E-Resources fair held on Tues., October 28th, included about 90 enthusiastic attendees and a number of prize winners, including the Grand Prize winner of the iPad — Nyaire Simpkins Jones, who is a junior and a psychology major. She and many other participants found the e-resources fair to be informative and helpful.

Most students were not aware of all of the online resources the library makes available to CCSU students at no cost. They were happy to learn about research tool / citation manager Refworks and databases such as PsycInfo. To see our entire list of “e-resources” (aka, “databases”), check out the library’s A to Z listing at

Also, check out the photo gallery below & find someone you know (or yourself)!

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