Distance students may borrow books directly from Allen Ginsberg Library. To do so, please email library staff at email@example.com with the following information:
An account will be set up for you. Requested items will be checked out and shipped to you. This service is free, though you will be responsible for paying the return shipping fee. Usually shipping via USPS Media Mail is the most affordable option if you are located in the United States.
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. When an account has $8.00 or more
in fines, library privileges are suspended. If an account has $15 or more in fines,
a hold is placed with the registrar's office. 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.
The checkout period for books for distance students is one semester. For DVDs and other media, it is six weeks. However, books borrowed and shipped are subject to recall if needed for faculty reserves.
Distance students are able to check out up to 10 books at a time.
If Allen Ginsberg Library owns a journal that contains an article you need, a scan of that article can be sent to you via email. To intiate the request, please email library staff at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Another option for obtaining books or articles is to borrow them from local libraries in your area. Most libraries offer Interlibrary Loan service, where books or other materials (articles, theses, etc.) may be requested from other libraries and sent to your local library for your use.
Please note: there is sometimes a charge associated with placing an ILL request. Check with your local library for details.
It is sometimes possible to request that Allen Ginsberg Library borrow materials from another library for you through our own ILL service. This possibility depends on the lending library's policies, in relation to borrowing period. Decisions are made on a case by case basis in consultation with you. Please contact library staff at email@example.com for more information if you are interested in this service.
Allen Ginsberg Library offers access to several online periodical indexes and other research databases, some with full-text. through the library website by opening Finding Research Resources, opening the drop down menu for Finding Articles, then opening Research Databases.
You will need to log in to our proxy server with your MyNaropa username and password in order to access the databases. If you don’t have a MyNaropa account, please contact library staff at firstname.lastname@example.org information on access.