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Library Closed Due to Snowstorm

The library will be closing at 2pm on Monday, January 26, due to the impending snowstorm. The library will also be closed Tuesday, January 27.

For the latest updates of delays and cancellations, please go to the Cancellation/Delay page on the CCSU website,, or call the Storm Weather Line at (860) 832-3333.

You can view all our library hours online at

Please be safe!

Off-campus access is unavailable

Off-campus access to our Library databases is currently unavailable due to a change made by our library management system vendor. They are working on the problem and they will let us know when it is fixed.


Update***We are working with the vendor to have the is resolved as soon as possible.  Unfortunately we have no new information yet, but will let you all know as soon as we hear.  Sorry for the inconvenience!

Help the library, earn a gift card!

Sign up to be among the participants who earn a $10 Blue Chip gift card by helping the Elihu Burritt Library test its online resources for “user-friendliness”. The first 10 participants who complete a test of our search engine will receive $10 BlueChip gift cards. Testing will take place at the Elihu Burritt Library the week of December 9th through 13th. The online signup form allows you to choose the most convenient time for you to spend the 15-20 minutes that this test will take. Slots occur every hour on the half hour, starting at 9:30 AM & ending at 3:30 pm, each day.

During the “test”, you’ll be asked to do some basic searching & to provide feedback on the process as you go. We’ll take notes on what you’ve said and use them to try and make our online services better for students.

We’re using EventBrite’s “ticket” option to reserve your preferred time for usability testing (& to ensure that we’ve got the correct demographic information about you beforehand, which will reduce the amount of time it takes to go through the test).

Thank you for your help!

Research Rockstar? Win $350!

Burritt Library Undergraduate Research Awards Are you a Research Rockstar? Rock Concern image

This award will recognize excellence in undergraduate research papers/projects as well as skill and creativity in the application of library services, resources and collections. Two prizes of $350 will be awarded during the spring 2014 semester at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD). One prize will be award to a senior thesis and the other will be awarded to a paper/project from any class/year (if applicable).

To access the application please go to:

Student applications and materials and faculty nominations are due on March 3, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Slaga-Metivier, Reference Librarian, at or 860-832-2095.



To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled during the spring 2014 semester as a Central Connecticut State University undergraduate at any class level or discipline/major.
  • Have completed their research paper or project for a credit course during the spring, summer, or fall semesters in 2013.
  • Agree that the paper or project and application materials will become property of Elihu Burritt Library and may be publicly displayed in the library and/or library website.


Central Authors features librarian Nicholas Tomaiuolo

Central Authors Lunchtime talk series in the Bookstore!
Central Authors Lunchtime talk series in the Bookstore features the Library’s Nick Tomaiuolo, at 12:15, Wed., Nov. 6th – recorded for CCSU TV

The Wed., November 6, 2013 taping of  Central Authors features Burritt Library’s own Nicholas Tomaiuolo talking about his recently published book – UContent: The Information Professional’s Guide to User-Generated Content.

The CCSU BOOKSTORE, the Offices of the PROVOST and INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT, and the MEDIA CENTER  sponsor Central Authors,  CCSU’s cable television show featuring members of the Central family (faculty, staff, and alumni) talking about their books and airing on some 20 cable outlets throughout Connecticut.  (Check your local listings!)

Watch Central Authors daily on CCSU TV, channel 23, at 8:30 am, 2:30 pm, and 7:30 pm, or online at

 Think globally; read locally!