Allen Ginsberg Library

Allen Ginsberg Library

The Allen Ginsberg Library is your home library as a Naropa student, faculty member or employee. Our staff will orient you to the information resources available to you (including Norlin Library, the flagship library of the University of Colorado at Boulder) and assist you in your research projects.

We ensure access to the print and electronic reserve materials for your classes. We have a collection of more than 30,000 books, periodicals and audiovisual materials that is designed to comprehensively support the unique focuses of Naropa’s courses of study. We also provide on-site and remote access to a core collection of online databases, full-text journals and finding aids.

If we don't have a book or journal article you need, the Allen Ginsberg Library can borrow the book or have a copy of the article sent from another library through our interlibrary loan service. Our commitment is to connect you with the information you want and need.

The Allen Ginsberg Library and the Naropa University Archives together form a unified Library and Archives department.

Paramita Library and Research Center

The Paramita Library and Research Center is a full-service branch of the Allen Ginsberg Library supporting Naropa University's Graduate School of Psychology.

Open Hours:

Monday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Services include...

Book Courier: In addition to the roughly 4,500 volumes on psychotherapy available at our Paramita location, we also offer courier service for items at the main library. If you need a book (or any other library materials) from the main library you can now request for it to be delivered to the Paramita Library and Research Center. To request books, simply fill out the Paramita Desk Request Form or stop by the Paramita Library reference desk.

Norlin Vouchers: Come by the Paramita Library reference desk to get access to University of Colorado libraries.

Paramita Reserves: Instructors may request that materials be put on course reserve at the Paramita Library Services Desk (please contact the library for details).

Interlibrary Loans: To pick up interlibrary loans at the Paramita Library—simply indicate pick-up location “Paramita” on the ILL request form.

Circulation and General Library Assistance: Return and renew books, pay library bills, place holds, and check the status of your library account—the library reference desk can assist you with all basic circulation needs.

Help Connecting to Databases and Other Research Tools: We can offer assistance with navigating the library catalog, accessing and searching databases, placing interlibrary loan (ILL) requests, and help you find the best tools for your research.

Advanced Research Assistance: A professional research librarian will be available during certain shifts throughout the week. Please check our schedule at the library reference desk.

Audiovisual Equipment

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

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