Staff Services

Naropa encourages its employees to grow personally, professionally, intellectually, and spiritually. For this reason, all Naropa staff have full library privileges. You will need your Naropa ID card to establish your account; library accounts are set up at the circulation desk. Your Naropa ID card will serve as your library card.

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

  • New Books– 3 weeks, 1 renewal
  • Books – 4 weeks, 1 renewal, 30 total (including new books)
  • AV Materials – 1 week, 1 renewal, 3 total per format

Naropa faculty, students, and staff are able to recall materials from any library user if items have been checked out for 4 weeks or more. If an item is needed for a Naropa course reserve, it can be recalled immediately. If you have checked out an item and it is recalled, you will be notified by email and given a new due date.

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. 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. 

Certain items do accrue fines immediately following their due date: interlibrary loans ($0.50/day), reserve materials ($0.50/hr), and audiovisual equipment ($1.00/hr). We will suspend your privileges until your bills are paid or the items are returned.

Naropa staff can also borrow audiovisual equipment from the library.