British Studies Room
on the 5th floor of Norlin Library, room M549, the Center for British
Studies (CBIS) promotes research and teaching in all aspects of British and Irish life,
culture, and history. All events/graduate seminars scheduled at the
Center should be appropriate to British and Irish studies.
Services and Facilities
The CBIS Room is
primarily a classroom for seminars related to British and Irish life,
culture, and history. It is also available for University-sponsored
programs related to these studies at no charge with the approval of the
Director of CBIS. The room may also be available to rent by
University-sponsored programs not related to these studies at a fee of
$200 per use/day.
The CBIS Room seats 80 and has a maximum capacity of 150 standing.
There are 80 chairs and seven large wooden tables. The Room has a
projector system, screen, VGA input, and a microphone with stand.
Additional seating and technical needs are the responsibility of the
renter. The Center and Libraries do not provide in-person planning or
technical support during events. With advance notice, the furniture in
the room can be arranged in either a lecture format (chairs in rows at
the front) or a luncheon format (chairs around tables).
Norlin Security (Norlin S205, 303/492-5527) is responsible for opening the Room and elevator to the 5th floor for events.
The CBIS Room is wheelchair-accessible from the west entrance of Norlin
library via elevator to the 5th floor. ADA restroom access is available
on the 3rd floor, SE corner.
Visitors should check with campus parking
for availability. Lot 380, north of Norlin Library, is available for
metered parking after 5:00pm Monday-Friday and on weekends.
Inquiries or reservation requests should be directed to Lucile Zellar,
firstname.lastname@example.org, in the University Libraries Dean’s Office.
General Rules and InformationAll
deliveries including all catering must be made through the Service
Entry (the north loading dock). The CBIS Room is only available for use
during open hours
for Norlin Library. Events must end 15 minutes before the building
closes. Events scheduled in afternoons following a seminar may not
enter the room (including catering and room set-up personnel) until
4:00 p.m. to allow the class time to end.
Each group is responsible for clean-up after its event and for any
damage to the CBIS or its collection. All food items and trash must be
removed and doors locked prior to leaving the Center.
No decorations or signage may be affixed to the walls, stairways, or ceilings.
Users must take all reasonable steps to ensure that the use of
scheduled facilities complies with local, state, and national laws, and
University policies and regulations.
It is the responsibility of the user group to give its caterer all information in this user policy.
- Alcoholic beverages: Users must comply with university regulations.
Catering needs to go through the Service Entry (loading dock on
north-side of Norlin Library). For events running past 5:00 p.m. or on
weekends, entrance through the loading dock should be coordinated with
Norlin Security, 303/492-5527, to unlock doors.
Center for British and Irish Studies does not provide linens, dishes, tableware,
glasses, or paper products; these must be provided by the caterer or
user. Tablecloths must be used on any table at which food will be
served. Due to the size of the tables, two tablecloths are needed to
cover each table.
- Exhibit cases and Center furniture must never be used as receptacles for dirty dishes. Sufficient catering staff must be present to provide adequate service.
or rental groups bringing their own food must provide complete clean-up
of the Center for British and Irish Studies and carry away all trash in
trash bags. To avoid insect infestation, no food, dishes, trash, or
flowers may be left in the Center for British and Irish Studies
- Candles and other open flames are prohibited. Sternos used for heated dishes may be used if catering is on site to supervise.
- To avoid insect infestation, no food, dishes, trash, or flowers may be left in the Center for British Studies overnight.
- In general, the Center cannot accommodate large potluck events.