Student Playing the Game Zero Waste Speed Sort

Composting Comes to The Laughing Goat

Nov. 15, 2018

You may notice new bins in The Laughing Goat Cafe in Norlin Library. As part of a pilot this semester, the Environmental Center and the University Libraries have placed eight composting bins in the area surrounding the cafe. Daniel Baril , Zero Waste Program Manager, is leading the project. “We...

Waltz Music Library

Getting the Most from Your Campus Libraries

Sept. 11, 2018

Heading to the library at CU Boulder means a trip to Norlin Library or to one of the four branch libraries: William M. White Business Library ; Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library ; L.H. Gemmill Engineering, Mathematics and Physics Library ; and the Howard B. Waltz Music...

Floor plan of impacted areas in Norlin.

Norlin's Summer 2018 Renovations

June 12, 2018

It’s an exciting summer in Norlin! If you visit us in the next few weeks, there’s a good chance you will run into some signs of construction. There might be a wheelbarrow going down the hall, tents in the reading room and occasionally a faint buzzing sound that sounds remarkably...

The covers of Creatures of Want and Ruin and Star-Crossed: The Confounding Calamities of Byron the Cad and Marietta the Zombie

Creating Frankenstein: Women Writers in Science Fiction and Fantasy

April 6, 2018

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus , is a novel published 200 years ago, written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. As a part of our ongoing celebration of the Bicentennial of Frankenstein, the University Libraries is hosting an author panel. Creating Frankenstein: Women Authors in Science Fiction and Fantasy will feature two...

Norlin Library circa 1937

The Original Norlin Library, 1940

March 1, 2018

In 1937, the state legislature passed the first academic building mill levy since 1917. President Norlin chose a new library building as the first item on the list. In 1938, Ralph Ellsworth began planning his first library building with notable campus architect Charles Klauder. The new library was to be...

KIC Bookeye Scanner

New Bookeye Scanners in Norlin

Sept. 7, 2017

The University Libraries are pleased to announce the availability of two new KIC Bookeye 4 scanning stations in the Norlin Library. One unit is located near the Research Desk while the other is situated in the Norlin Commons. These scanners are state-of-the-art devices that enable book scanning, in black and...

Sanctuary, by Michael Vivirito, was created using wooden dowels that interact at thousands of points.

Sanctuary, a New Sculpture By Matthew Vivirito, Installed in Norlin

June 19, 2017

The University Libraries are proud to announce a new art installation in the Norlin Library. The sculpture, entitled Sanctuary, was donated to CU Boulder’s Department of Religious Studies by the artist, Matthew Vivirito. He spoke with the libraries about the piece, his inspiration, and his process. “The piece incorporates elements...

Tibetan exhibit in Norlin

Tibetan Buddhism Ritual Practice Exhibit

April 21, 2017

Take a moment to immerse yourself in the text, images, and implements used in a Tibetan Buddhist ritual by visiting an exhibit, curated by Eben Yonnetti, a graduate student in the Department of Religious Studies and a Provost Fellow in Information Science. Explanatory text details the context of Tibetan religious...

Photo by Nashad Abdu

Join us! Welcome Back Tea at Norlin Research Desk

Aug. 19, 2016

August 23, Tuesday, 9-11am, Norlin Library Research Desk Welcome to new students and welcome back to all of you who are returning! Start the semester off right by picking up an energizing cup of coffee or relaxing cup of tea courtesy of Norlin Library. Take your beverage to go or...

Norlin Learner's Lunch

Norlin Learner’s Lunch: Spring 2016 Workshops

Jan. 28, 2016

Please join us for the Spring 2016 NORLIN LEARNER’S LUNCH series of workshops! Wednesdays 12:00-1:00, Norlin E113. Everyone is welcome, no sign-up necessary 1/27: Time Management: The Key to a Successful Semester Need a time management tune-up to start the semester out right? If you felt that last semester...