Voucher Program for Accounts at CU Libraries
Naropa University has created a formal arrangement with CU Libraries at Boulder that
allows our community to have check out privileges at most CU Boulder libraries. Accounts
can be set up at Norlin Library on a semester-by-semester basis.
In order to have an account set up at CU Libraries, a student must take these steps:
- Come to the Allen Ginsberg Library with your Naropa student ID; a staff person will fill out a Norlin Library Voucher for you.
- Take the voucher along with your Naropa student ID to the Norlin Library circulation desk. They will set up your account.
- If you lose the voucher you have been given before you are able to set up your account,
you will have to pay $37.50 to receive a replacement voucher.
Faculty and Staff Accounts
This year we are offering vouchers to faculty and staff for a fee.
- Each 6 months of access costs $37.50.
- Payment must be in cash or check. The library is no longer able to use payroll deduction to cover this cost.
- An ID card is necessary for this to work—if you don’t have a Naropa ID, the library
will give you an Allen Ginsberg Library card with a barcode on it, and this will suffice
for identification purposes when setting up your account at Norlin Library.
Note that the fee for a faculty or staff account is not discounted from what one would
pay oneself if setting up a public patron account at CU Libraries. However, the Naropa community has some additional privileges that are offered through
the voucher program, which include:
- The ability to pay semi-annually, instead of for a full year at a time. If you only
need access during one semester of the academic year, this would allow you to save
- The ability to recall books.
- Unlimited renewals.
- The ability to request books from Pascal, the off-site storage system.
- The ability to check out A/V materials for use in Norlin Library.
CU Libraries at Boulder Policies
Please note the following CU Libraries policies:
- As an academic user you will have a 28 day check out period with unlimited renewals
and recall privileges. You will not, however, have access to CU Libraries’ online
resources remotely, but may continue to use these resources in the library.
- CU Libraries no longer charge overdue fines for most items; however, if a book is
recalled and not returned, the fee is $2/day. There are also items with short term
checkouts, like A/V materials, which are fined at either $2/hour or $2/day.
- When an item with a regular checkout period is overdue, CU Libraries send out emails
at the rate of 5-6 over a ninety-day period. If you do not return or renew the book
within those 90 days, you will be billed for replacement, which is generally a $200 fee. Even if the item is returned later, there is a $10 billing charge. Also note that
by state law, CU Libraries are required to send unpaid bills to a collections agency
after 60 days. This is not something that Naropa or our library can prevent.
How to get to Norlin Library
Norlin is less than a mile away from Naropa's Arapahoe Campus. There is a convenient
walking path between Naropa and CU, and the HOP bus (which stops just downstreet from the corner of Arapahoe Ave. and Folsom St.) has
a stop right on the plaza in front of Norlin.
* The Law Library at CU Boulder uses a separate circulation system and one would need to set up a separate
account with them. Accounts at the Law Library are currently free; no voucher is needed.