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About the Libraries  

Basic information about library services, staff, and resources.
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Haas Library (midtown)

Summer Sessions I, II, III 2014 - May 19, 2014 through August 24, 2014

Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED


May 25
June 1, 8, 15, 29
July 13, 20
August 3, 10, 17

1:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Exceptions to Regular Hours

Saturday, May 24 - Monday, May 26 CLOSED (Memorial Weekend)
Saturday, June 21 - Sunday, June 22 CLOSED (SS I ends)
Monday, June 23 - Thursday, June 26 OPEN EARLY:
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday, July 4 - Sunday, July 6

CLOSED (Fourth of July Weekend)

Saturday, July 26 - Sunday, July 27 CLOSED (SS II ends)
Saturday, August 23 - Sunday, August 24 CLOSED (SS III ends)


Young Library (westside)

Summer 2014 - Summer Session III

CLOSED for Summer Session III

(The library will reopen for the Fall 2014 semester.)


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Research Toolbox

Tools you will need to take advantage of the resources and services offered by WCSU Libraries:

  1. WestConnect Card - This is your university ID card.  Your student identification number is encoded in the card, but is not printed on the card itself for your security.  You will need this card to check out books from WCSU Libraries, obtain a Windows account, and PRINT in the libraries and computer labs. 

  2. Windows Account - Every registered student is eligible to obtain a special Windows account, allowing access to networked computers on campus and to space for storing documents on the University's H drive. This will also serve as your log in account for off-campus access to the library databases (articles).

  3. Alternative Authentication - There is a second path for authentication when accessing databases from off campus if your Windows account did not work using your student ID and Library PIN (see below).

    • Student Identification Number - This is the same number as your Banner ID Number.  Make sure you know this number or carry it with you in a secure place.  It can also be found on official documents such as your course schedule issued by the Registrar. (starts with 50...)

    • Library PIN - The Library PIN is a password of your choosing that you can set in the library catalog ( When accessing databases from off campus, the system will prompt you to enter your student identification number (see above) and this PIN before you start searching.  The Library PIN and Internet access are all you need to obtain full text research articles from home!


    Mission Statement

    Western Connecticut State University Libraries

    Mission Statement 

    The library faculty and staff of Western Connecticut State University are committed to providing high quality academic library services and to enduring access to collections in a variety of formats.  Information resources are designed to meet the curricular, intellectual and professional needs of students and faculty and are intended to enhance the learning outcomes and teaching environment of the university.  To accomplish this mission the libraries seek to:

    • Promote academic success and lifelong learning through instruction in information seeking strategies and through selection, access, evaluation, and synthesis of information resources
    • Provide the highest quality of information and library services by regularly evaluating and adopting improved information models and technologies.
    • Collaborate and engage with faculty, students and administrators to insure that information and library services and spaces address the needs of our users.
    • Cultivate opportunities to partner with and support students, faculty, and community members engaged in research and creative activity.


    Endorsed by the Library Faculty and Library Director February 14, 2013.

    203.837.9100 (Haas) | 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810 | 203.837.9139 (Young)

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