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Faculty Services


Visit the circulation desk to receive a library card and to have your account activated, as well as to check out materials including Interlibrary Loans

User Type Loan Period:
Books/Video and CD
Books /AV
Item Limit:
Books / AV
Core Faculty

One year / 7 days (request if needed longer)

unlimited / 3 250 / 25
Adjunct Faculty 6 months / 7 days unlimited / 3 100 / 25

Naropa faculty, students, and staff are able to recall materials from any library user if items have been checked out for 4 weeks or more. If an item is needed for a Naropa course reserve, it can be recalled immediately. If you have checked out an item and it is recalled, you will be notified by email and given a new due date.

There is a 30 day grace period for most overdue items. After 30 days, overdue fines will start accruing at $0.25 per day, per item. After an item is 60 days overdue (or after 8 days of being recalled and not returned), it is marked "assumed lost" and the patron is billed for the replacement cost + $25 processing fee. 

Certain items do accrue fines immediately following their due date: interlibrary loans ($0.50/day), reserve materials ($0.50/hr), and audiovisual equipment ($1.00/hr). We will suspend your privileges until your bills are paid or the items are returned.

Collection Development

Each School is allocated a budget for library materials (monographs, audio visual material). Each School has different ways of disseminating budgets and of keeping track of orders. Contact your Administrative Specialist for specific information.

The library is available to support departments with building collections in a variety of ways. These include:

  • completion of a collection evaluation to identify areas needing development;
  • preparation of a comprehensive collection development plan and policy to help assure even collections;
  • consideration of collection development tools to help with selection and ordering, including a selection program based on a Naropa University curriculum profile;
  • development of endowed book funds to increase budgets for collections.

For a copy of the complete Collection Management Policy (2012 version), please contact the Library Director, Amanda Rybin Koob, at arybinkoob@naropa.edu.

Print and Electronic Reserves

Academic reserves are course related materials given special status for one semester. Reserve items are shelved on closed stacks behind the circulation desk, and have short loan periods to ensure all students in a given class access to the material.

Faculty are limited to ten books per course for print reserves. Due to space restrictions, and Nalanda and Paramita campus libraries the limit is five books per course.

The default loan period for a reserve item is four hours with permission to remove item from the library. Individual reserve items or a group of reserve items my have a special reserve loan period on request, such as 24 hours overnight or two hours loan restricted to in-library use only. Teaching assistants, adjunct faculty and core faculty may place items on reserve.

View Procedures for Placing Print Reserves

Every Naropa University course comes with an eLearning page that contains an integrated Online Sourcebook where course electronic reserve readings should be held. The library can assist instructors in managing their course Online Sourcebooks through training on how to upload readings, and direction on how to make clean scans that are ADA and copyright compliant. Please contact the Access Services Librarian to get more information, or simply write to library@naropa.edu. Please visit the electronic reserves page for further instructions. Elearning tutorials can be found on MyNaropa.

Audiovisual Equipment

Current Naropa faculty can borrow audiovisual equipment such as multimedia projectors, laptops, digital voice and video recorders, and more from the library. The library staff is available for consultations.

Interlibrary Loan

Faculty are welcome to use our Interlibrary Loan service to obtain materials we don't own. While many libraries charge us a fee and we often pass this fee on to users, faculty fees are paid for by the library.

Information on other local libraries is also available to help you locate and borrow material you need in the most efficient way possible.