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Curriculum Lab has moved…

During the week of July 18th, the Stanley A. Lotko Curriculum Lab was moved from its previous location to the 4th floor of the Burritt Library. Currently the Curriculum Lab sits in the 4th floor Quiet Study Area but before the start of the school year will be enclosed by walls to ensure that the Quiet Study Area on the 4th floor can be maintained throughout the school year. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we moved the collection!

Exhibit – Bertrand Russell as a Public Intellectual: War, Peace and Social Reconstruction


The new exhibit about Bertrand Russell consists of original pamphlets and related items, with annotations, from a private collection of Dr. David Blitz.

It includes also books from regular circulating Library collection.

The exhibit accompanies the annual meeting of the Bertrand Russell Society, which will take place June 3 – 4, in Memorial Hall, CCSU

The exhibit is located on the 2nd floor of the Library till June 30th.


Summer Session Hours (May 30-Aug. 4)

During Summer Session I and II (May 30-Aug. 4), the library will be OPEN Monday through Thursday, 8am-7:45pm; Friday, 8am-4:45pm; and Saturday, 9am-3:45pm. We will be CLOSED on Sundays.

The library will also be CLOSED Saturday, July 1; Sunday, July 2; Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day); Saturday, Aug. 5; and Sunday, Aug. 6.

For the complete library hours, please go

Thank you, and enjoy your summer!

Thank you to the Friends of the Burritt Library!

On Friday, April 28th many of us gathered at the Elihu Burritt Library to say thank you to our wonderful library donors and supporters. Faculty, staff, students and members of the community were in attendance. It was an evening of conversation about the importance of accessing library materials and textbook affordability, sharing stories and laughter over food and drink, and a toast to the success of the library by President Dr. Zulma Toro. This was followed by an fascinating presentation by Anthony Amore, a bestselling author and engaging speaker on the subject of art theft and forgery.  Enjoy the photos.
Thank you to all who supported the Library during the Devil Double Dare campaign!

2017 Elihu Burritt Library Research Award winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the Elihu Burritt Library Research Awards.

Awards were presented by Susan Slaga-Metivier , Head of the Reference Department to:

Amanda Mendoza, winner of the Undergraduate Award wrote a research paper “Preventing Sexual Assault Victimization on College Campuses”

Amanda said, “I am so grateful for all library resources where I found material for a thorough research”.

And to:

Kaitlyn Frakl, winner of the Graduate Award for a research paper: “Effects of the Self-Regulated Strategy Development Model on the Argumentative Writing of Diverse High School Students”.

Kaitlyn said, “I want to thank the Elihu Burritt Library for selecting my paper.  Access to library’s databases and especially to EBSCOHOST, was instrumental in my research.  It allowed me to research breath of resources and narrow my research from general one to focused one.”

Support the Library during DDD campaign 2017!

The Devil Double Dare Challenge 2017!

If you consider additional gift to the Friends of the Library now is the time to do it.

This week, from May 1 – 5, the CCSU Alumni Association will match gifts made to the Library dollar for dollar, from $25–$1000.

That means you can double the impact of your gift!

Gifts can be made online at

or by mail to the CCSU Foundation, Inc., PO Box 612, New Britain, CT 06050


John Atashian “Live” Concert Photo Display

Southington based photographer John Atashian will display a selection of his “live” concert photographs of the worlds most famous entertainers at the CCSU Burritt Library during the month of May 2017, 2nd floor.
The photo display includes photographic canvas wrap enlargements of Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Luciano Pavarotti, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, BB King and many others from his 37 year career of photographing “live” entertainment. The photo display is in celebration of John’s new book “The Ultimate Photo Book of the World’s Greatest Guitarists”. John is a commercial photographer in his 25th year of business and regularly records photos for Central Connecticut State University. You can view samples of John’s professional photography work online at

Open Educational Resources Learning Community Group Pilot Mini Grant – $300

The Elihu Burritt Library is pleased to announce their OERs LCG pilot mini grant. The deadline for the $300 mini grant applications to be submitted for an OER-related project to be undertaken by a member of CCSU’s faculty is June 11*, 2017.
[*extended from June 1]

Thanks to the Center for Teaching & Faculty Development for their underwriting of this grant program!

For more on OERs, see our research guide on open educational resources!