Allen Ginsberg Library in autumn
Allen Ginsberg Library



 Updates on library services for March 25th - April 10th:


·         Libraries at Arapahoe Campus, Paramita Campus, and Nalanda Campus are physically closed at this time, but staff remain available to help and assist you online with library services.

·         Please read the 'Naropa Online Resources' document below to learn about accessing online library resources. Contact with any questions about accessing online library resources.

·         Circulation of physical library materials is not taking place at this time.

o   Please do not return library materials if you can conveniently hold onto them for the time being.

o   If you must return materials, return them to the 2130 Arapahoe campus library book-drop, outside the Allen Ginsberg Library.


·         Contact the to ask for an extension on your check-out period if you have received an overdue notice: we will renew, and forgive associated fines.

o   All checked out materials have been granted a longer check-out period, and this should be reflected in accounts currently—but if you find that your items were not automatically extended with our system-wide update, just get in touch!


·         The library building on Arapahoe campus (including Reading Room), and the Wulsin Hall, Paramita, and Nalanda computer labs will be open and accessible with your Naropa ID card during any campus open building hours.

o   See update emails from facilities personnel (Arron Cook and/or Karina Scott) on campus closures to get the most up-to-date news on campus building hours.

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time!

A list of our current online resources can be downloaded here: Naropa_Online_Resources.pdf

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 and over 130,000 ebooks, periodicals and audiovisual materials – designed to comprehensively support the unique approach of Naropa’s courses of study. We also provide on-site and remote access to a core collection of online databases and full-text journals.

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.

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 Counseling & Psychology. For open hours, please visit our Hours and Location page. 

Nalanda Arts Library

The Nalanda Arts Library Library is a full-service branch of the Allen Ginsberg Library supporting Naropa University's arts programs on the Nalanda campus. This is collection holds our print resources for visual arts, music, theatre, and dance, as well as our non-circulating vinyl. For open hours, please visit our Hours and Location page. 


This collection is housed in the Allen Ginsberg Library and was formerly located in the Center for Culture, Identity, & Social Justice on the Arapahoe campus. It reflects Naropa's commitment to social justice and exists in order to further the community's understanding of systems of oppression and privilege. Offering a diverse array of reading materials (on race, class, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, and more), this collection shifts the normative story by centering voices and perspectives that are often marginalized in society. As such, the collection is always expanding, and recommendations are welcome!

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. 

Questions? Contact Us

Main Circulation Desk

Naropa University
2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80302

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for IT/technical support

Please visit the Naropa University IT Helpdesk at You can contact IT at, or by calling 303-245-4609.