Category Archives: News

Board Game collection in the Library!

The library now has a Board Game collection available to circulate to students and faculty.  The games circulate for 3 days, with a 3 day renewal. All games are listed in the library catalog by title!

Game titles, including game description and complete rule books for all titles is located at the Circulation desk.  More information is also available on the Board Game Collection LibGuide.

The Human Library event – Thank you all who participated!

Human Library logo

The first Human Library event was a success!  All  21 human books were volunteers: students, faculty, staff and President Toro.

Subject of books was diverse, from hunting ghosts, through veganism, breaking stereotypes, to overcoming depression, and more.

Thank you also to our readers (45), who were students, staff and faculty.

We plan another Human Library event in 2019.

For full list of books go to:






Volunteers Needed to test library tool usability

The CCSU Library is seeking volunteers for a usability test of its online “CentralSearch” tool. This is a study of the ease-of-use of the library’s primary “catalog” / “search engine”. Participants sign up for a 15-20 minute session during which they conduct searches using “CentralSearch” to answer several questions and explain their thoughts and feelings about the product while they use it. The test sessions will be conducted at the library.

Sad panda says volunteer for library search usability testing March 20-27!
Volunteer for library tool usability testing March 20-27!

The results of this work will be used as feedback for the CSCU

consortial library system to optimize the interface and/or report to the system’s vendor about issues that are found by our students.

We will offer “gift bags” for our test participants as a token of our gratitude for their time and willingness to help us improve our online offerings!

To sign up for a time, get a “ticket” through Eventbrite at or contact Sharon Clapp, Digital Resources Librarian, at or 860-832-2059.  

Spring Semester Hours

Regular semester hours

  • Monday               8am-10:45pm
  • Tuesday               8am-10:45pm
  • Wednesday        8am-10:45pm
  • Thursday             8am-10:45pm
  • Friday                    8am-4:45pm
  • Saturday              9am-3:45pm
  • Sunday                 2pm-9:45pm

Spring Break hours

  • Saturday, March 10:        Closed
  • Sunday:  March 11:          Closed
  • Monday, March 12:         8am-4:45pm
  • Tuesday, March 13:         8am-4:45pm
  • Wednesday, March 14:  8am-4:45pm
  • Thursday, March 15:       8am-4:45pm
  • Friday, March 16:             8am-4:45pm
  • Saturday,  March 17        Closed
  • Sunday , March 18:          Closed

Easter Weekend

  • Friday, March 30:             Closed
  • Saturday,  March 31:       Closed
  • Sunday , April 1:                Closed


Expired: “What Italy has given to the world” a Spring Lecture

The Italian Resource Center and Friends of the Library

invites you to a special presentation:

“What Italy has given to the world”

by Prof. Gaetano Cipolla (St. John’s Univ.) 

Thursday, April 5th 2018, at 3:00 pm,

Rare Books Room, 2nd fl, Elihu Burritt Library

Refreshments will be served.

Please  bring your friends and relatives.  

For more information you may contact Gwenn: (860) 832- 2875 or write to:

A to Z List of Databases

The library is happy to announce a new interface for searching and finding library databases!  The change will take place on January 10th, so if you have any input, please let us know!  You can see a preview of the list here:

There are some new features that not only allow you to search by subject or alphabetically, but you can now perform keyword searches or database type searches (i.e. full text articles only).

Happy Searching!