Allen Ginsberg Library in autumn
Allen Ginsberg Library




Thursday December 13th: All libraries close at 5pm

Saturday December 15th-January 1st: All libraries and campuses closed for break

Intersession hours begin January 2nd, and the Allen Ginsberg Library hours will be as follows:

Monday-Friday, 10a-4p

Saturday-Sunday, closed

Nalanda and Paramita campus libraries are closed through intersession. All libraries re-open for regular hours beginning January 14th.

We wish you a warm and restorative holiday break.

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, 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 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. Library staff are available for consultations.

Questions? Contact Us

Main Circulation Desk

Naropa University
2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80302

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