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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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February E-Resources Spotlight: Oxford History of Western Music

Did you know that the Burritt Library subscribes to numerous collections of online resources that are available to our students, faculty and staff from both on and off campus?  As a member of the CCSU community you have access to a wide range of databases, e-journals, eBooks and other tools to support you in your studies, research and teaching!  With so many resources available, it can be difficult to keep track of them all.  In our Spotlight series, we will highlight one of these resources each month to help connect our students and faculty with some of the unique resources available via the Elihu Burritt Library, and to offer some tips and tricks for using them.  In our first installment of the Spring 2019 series, allow us to introduce you to Oxford History of Western Music. To learn more, go to: Music History Online database

Kanopy Streaming Video Service Now Available at the Library!

The library is piloting a new demand-driven program for streaming media through Kanopy to get a better sense of the funding that will be needed in order to keep it cost effective and sustainable in conjunction with its use for curriculum.Kanopy Streaming Video Service

(You can also access Kanopy from the library’s CentralSearch or website by clicking on the Databases A to Z list links and entering Kanopy into the search box or choose it from the alphabetical listing of databases.)

Given the library’s limited budget for this project, not all content available through Kanopy will be listed.  If you are interested in a particular film that you need to support your curriculum & cannot find it on the Kanopy website, please email Acquisitions Librarian Kristina Edwards ( and she will respond to you  when possible during regular business hours.

Problem with Due Dates [RESOLVED]

*** UPDATE ***   As of 3pm, the active loan due dates that were changed to January 8, 2019 have been restored. Again, thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to improve the library system’s handling of due dates.

Staff attempts to improve the Alma/Primo library system’s handling of due dates during semester breaks led to an inadvertent modification of active loans’ due dates this week. Active loans’ due dates were changed to January 8, 2019. The due date calendar has been restored and we are currently working to fix those due dates that were modified. Please note that we are aware of the issue and working on it. Thank you for your patience and understanding.