Norlin Commons Patrons' Preferences

Last Updated: 05/30/2013

A December 2012 study of Patron Preferences in the Norlin Library Commons at the University of Colorado Boulder identified four themes:

  • Patrons like the Norlin Commons. However, it is too crowded at times.
  • Patrons would like to know the full range of services that are available to them.
  • Patrons are interested in a range of consultative technology assistance.
  • Patrons enjoy being able to checkout rooms and technologies. However, they miss the laptop checkout service.

Based on these themes, the report makes three recommendations:

  • Consider repurposing existing spaces to add more chairs and tables.
  • Consolidate and enhance the services available at the Information Desk.
  • Strategically advertise all Commons services with a renewed vigor.