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Welcome to the Norlin Commons

Phone Numbers

Libraries: 303-492-8070

Norlin Commons

 

Help Desk

 

Hours for all Libraries

 

 

  • Services
  • Study Rooms
  • Policies

Services available here

Norlin Commons was created so students, faculty, and staff would have access to technology, IT support, writing help, and research assistance in one space. You can get help from:

Library Staff: Here to help you complete your studies. Just ask us and see what we can do for you.

 

OIT Advisors: The Office of Information Technology operates and maintains dual-boot Apple computers in the first floor Norlin Commons and second floor Research Services. Users may choose to use either Mac OS or Windows OS and use their campus IdentiKey to log in.

 

Bug Busters Walk-In: No-cost software support for CU affiliates. Just bring your machine, make an appointment, and get help.

 

Writing Center: We offer writers from across disciplines and skill levels the opportunity to work one-on-one with consultants trained in writing pedagogy. Services are FREE to all CU students, faculty, staff and alumni. Just make an appointment to take advantage of their help.

 

Laughing Goat Coffeehouse: The Goats are absolutely thrilled to be the new kid on campus this year! We love our new Goat pen and are ready to put our heads down and throw down some of the most amazing espresso drinks the Buffs have ever had the pleasure of drinking!

Book a Team Technology Room

You can book Norlin Commons Team Technology Rooms via the Chinook interface below.

 

More study rooms are available in Norlin and branch libraries.

Norlin Commons: a team technology study room

Room Descriptions:

 

Team Tech Room #1 E117B (Yellow)

-Capacity: 6 seats
-Technology: LCD Screen
-Room may be reserved individually or joined with room #2 117A

 

Team Tech Room #2 E117A (Aqua)
-Capacity: 6 seats
-Technology: LCD Screen
-Room may be reserved individually or joined with room #1 117B

 

Team Tech Room #3 E116 (Red)
-Capacity: 6 seats
-Technology: LCD Screen

 

Team Tech Room #4 E109 (Blue)
-Capacity: 12 seats
-Technology: Projection screen and high definition video-conferencing.
-Please review the video-conferencing policies and procedures

-Reservable for video-conferencing only. Email norcomm@colorado.edu to reserve.

 

Team Tech Room #5 E107 (Green)
-Capacity: 6 seats
-Technology: LCD Screen

 

Team Tech Room #6 E105 (Orange)
-Capacity: 6 seats
-Technology: LCD Screen

 

 

Norlin Commons Policies

Purpose: This page outlines policies for the Norlin Commons. All University Libraries and University of Colorado rules and laws remain in force unless explicitly outlined in this document.

 

 

Norlin Commons Disruptive Behavior

Purpose: The Norlin Commons is a student-oriented space for study, group work, grabbing a snack, socializing, and relaxation. This space will not always be a quiet area however Commons staff may request that patrons maintain a reasonable tone.


• Excessive noise is prohibited.
• Users of the Norlin Commons must comply with University drug and alcohol policies.
• Theft or attempted theft of library or personal property is prohibited.
• No pets or bikes are allowed in the Commons or attached to the building unless the area is a designated area for such.
• Obstruction, disruption or interference with staff or patrons is prohibited.

Norlin Commons Late Night Access

Purpose: The Norlin Commons is an overnight study facility for current CU students, faculty and staff when the Norlin Library is closed. The Norlin Commons remain open during Norlin’s hours as well. These policies outline expected and prohibited behaviors during these overnight hours.

 

Policies for use of Norlin Commons when main Norlin Library is closed

 

• All persons in the Norlin Commons after Norlin Library hours must identify themselves with a Buff OneCard upon request of a University official acting in performance of their duties. At closing of Norlin Library all patrons in the Norlin Commons may be asked to identify themselves.
• Access is restricted to valid Buff OneCard holders exclusively. Do not provide access to the Norlin Commons for other individuals.
• Buff OneCards are required for access to the Norlin Commons.
• No smoking in the library or the Norlin Commons.
• Users of the Norlin Commons must comply with University drug and alcohol policies.
• Excessive noise is prohibited.
• Theft or attempted theft of library or personal property is prohibited.
• No pets or bikes are allowed in the Commons or attached to the building unless the area is a designated area for such.
• Obstruction, disruption or interference with staff or patrons is prohibited.
(Pursuant to Laws of the Regents Article 14.B.3.C)

 

Norlin Commons Team Technology Rooms

Purpose: Norlin Library Learning Commons Team Technology Rooms are designed to support CU student groups in their academic and creative works.


I. Policies for use of Norlin Learning Commons Team Technology Rooms
a. Rooms are scheduled in 2 hour blocks.
b. Renewals are permitted if the next available time slot is open.
c. Groups are not permitted to use study rooms for more than 4 hours per day.
d. Groups are given priority over single users. Single users may use the room but may be asked to leave.
e. The names associated with reservations will not be shared with other users.
f. On-going office hours or classes are not permitted in study rooms.
g. Activities that are disruptive to other users will not be permitted in the study rooms, including but not limited to: music practice, parties, use of paint or other chemicals.
h. Any person not abiding by the Team Technology Room policies will be asked to leave and will be denied future reservations. Infractions will be reported to the University Libraries’ Security Office.
i. Rooms should be left in an orderly fashion and all refuse properly disposed in available containers or removed from rooms.
j. The library is not responsible for personal property left in rooms.
k. Any problems with the rooms should be reported to Learning Commons Staff (norcomm@colorado.edu).

 

II. Eligibility
a. Rooms are available to CU undergraduate and graduate students.
b. Use requires a valid CU Student BuffOne Card.

 

III. Hours
a. Study rooms are available only during Norlin Commons Hours.
b. Rooms must be vacated 15 minutes prior to closing.

 

IV. Reservation/ Check-out

a. Room access requires a valid CU Student BuffOne Card. Checkout room keys at the Norlin Commons desk.
b. Reservations for rooms can be made in 2 hour blocks via Chinook.

c. Reservations for E109 will only be taken for videoconferencing. Please contact norcomm@colorado.edu to place a reservation.
d. Reservations will not be taken by phone or email.

 

V. Technology
a. Requests for technology assistance should be directed to Norlin Commons OIT staff or 5-HELP.
b. Damage or missing technology will be assessed and charged to most recent users.
c. Adapters may be checked-out from the Norlin Commons desk with a valid CU BuffOne Card.

 

VI. Room Descriptions

 

Team Tech Room #1 E117B (Yellow)

-Capacity: 6 seats
-Technology: LCD Screen
-Room may be reserved individually or joined with room #2 117A

 

Team Tech Room #2 E117A (Aqua)
-Capacity: 6 seats
-Technology: LCD Screen
-Room may be reserved individually or joined with room #1 117B

 

Team Tech Room #3 E116 (Red)
-Capacity: 6 seats
-Technology: LCD Screen

 

Team Tech Room #4 E109 (Blue)
-Capacity: 12 seats
-Technology: Projection screen and high definition videoconferencing.
-Please review the video-conferencing policies and procedures

-This room is not reservable except for videconferencing.

 

Team Tech Room #5 E107 (Green):
-Capacity: 6 seats
-Technology: LCD Screen

 

Team Tech Room #6 E105 (Orange):
-Capacity: 6 seats
-Technology: LCD Screen

 

VII. Additional Team Technology Rooms
Additional study rooms are available in Norlin, the W.M. White Business Library and the L.H.Gemmill Engineering Library. Some of these rooms are funded by student computing fees and therefore only available to students. All rooms contain some electronic equipment and software (specific equipment is listed in the online record for each room) are intended for either instruction use or for the preparation of presentations or academic group projects.

 

The Norlin Library Media Conference Room is available by reservation for instructional use of audiovisual equipment and materials (faculty or TAs only). This conference room is also available for booking by Faculty and Staff of the University Libraries for library-related functions.

 

 

Norlin Commons Peripherals Policy

Peripherals can be checked out to University of Colorado students, faculty, and staff only
• A valid Buff OneCard is required for check out
• Peripherals may include scanners, laptop power adapters, headphones, and other handheld devices.

The person checking out the peripheral is responsible for loss or damage up to the full replacement cost.
• Peripherals cannot leave the library.
• Peripherals returned after the time they are due will be subject to hourly fines.
• Peripherals must be returned to the Norlin Commons desk.

 

Norlin Instruction Classroom Use Policy

Purpose: The Library classrooms are reserved for the use of library programming and for Library related meetings. These rooms can be reserved by Library personnel only.

 

Affected Rooms: E113, E260A, E260B, E303
• Library instruction requests may be made using the online instruction request form, available at: http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/instruction/instructionform.htm
• Additional questions concerning the rooms should be addressed to the Instruction Coordinator, Caroline Sinkinson, caroline.sinkinson@colorado.edu.