Staff Services

You will need your Naropa ID card to open your account. Set up library accounts by emailing from your Naropa email address. Your Naropa ID card will serve as your library card.

Loan periods, circulation limits, and renewal limits for Naropa staff are as follows:

  • Books – 2 weeks, 3 renewal, 10 items total
  • DVDs & CDs – 2week, 3 renewal, 10 items total

Placing holds

  • Go to Allen Ginsberg Library website and click on HowlCat Library Catalog ( 
  • Sign into HowlCat with your HowlCat username and password (see to learn how to set up your account if you have not yet)
  • Go to Search bar at top of page and type into open field item you are looking for, then click "Go"
  • Click "Place hold" located on the right side of screen 
  • Choose your preferred Pick up location, AGL Main Branch or Paramita 
  • Click "Confirm hold"
  • You will be notified via your Naropa email when your hold is ready to be picked up