To reserve the Lounge contact ar2368@cornell.edu 

When you use the English Lounge, you agree to follow these Lounge Guidelines:


Lounge Door Access
All department graduate students/instructors and faculty may access the Lounge with their Cornell ID card. If you are not a member of the department, your card will be added for temporary access.


Lounge Key
The Lounge key opens the two single-wide closets in the corner. The closet on the same side as the Lounge entrance holds the TV screen cabinet key for AV needs. The other closet holds a podium that may be used for reservations. Do not disturb anything else in the closets. 

You may sign out a Lounge key in the English office (250 GSH), M-F, 9am-4:30pm. Return the key to the department's mail drop, located on the mailroom door (252 GSH) next to the main office, if your event ends after hours.


A/V (TV Screen & Cabinet)
You will need the screen cabinet key (on a hook in the AV closet) to access the TV screen cabinet for the HDMI cord to connect to the TV. Directions for the AV equipment can be found on the inside of the AV closet. For AV support or specific setup contact arts_av_tech@cornell.edu.


Leave No Trace

  1. If the Lounge screen was used, leave the screen itself plugged in and turned off. Tidily place all cords and remotes back inside the screen cabinet. Close and lock the screen cabinet door. Replace the screen cabinet key on its hook inside the AV closet. 
  2. If furniture was rearranged, return room to original set-up: four tall tables in a line along the rear wall, four short tables in a line in the center of the room, with the upholstered chairs arranged around them. If used, return stackable chairs to carts: 15 MAX per stack. If podium was used, return it to the Lounge closet.
  3. Do not leave any leftover food in the Lounge or refrigerator. Remove all catering supplies from the room. Give the caterer pickup location instructions, if applicable.
  4. Clear all debris from ledges, tables, countertop, and floor. Wipe clean tables and countertop. Cleaning supplies can be found under the sink.
  5. Clean out sink. Don't leave food scraps in the sink drain; put all food scraps in garbage before washing items.
  6. Remove Garbage and Recycling:
    • Collect garbage bags from all trash containers. Replace with clean bags (either at bottom of can, or from the extra rolls of garbage bags under the sink.)
    • Collect recycling (empty bottles, cans, cardboard, and plastics #1, #3, #5—no food debris!) into recycling containers.
    • Place full trash and recycling bags in the Lounge trash collection area, in the alcove where room 262 is located—out the Lounge door, to the left, on left side of hallway.
  7. Shut off all lights, air-conditioning, and fans. Close all windows and closet doors.



In case of an emergency call Cornell University Police at 607-255-1111.

Wireless network difficulties? Call GS CIT support at 255-8170, M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm.  College does not provide tech support on weekends or after 4:30pm on weekdays.

For questions about the English Lounge, contact the front desk at 607-255-6800, M-F, 9:00am-4:30pm or email ar2368@cornell.edu