Student Services

RESEARCH ASSISTANCE

All students at Naropa University are encouraged to visit the library for research assistance. You may schedule a one-on-one appointment with a librarian who can help you continue or begin your specific search for information.

To schedule a one-on-one research appointment with a librarian at the Allen Ginsberg Library, please look at our office hours calendar and then email library@naropa.edu from your @naropa email address with your preferred time. We will respond with confirmation. We require 24 hours advanced notice for appointment requests and cancellations.

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

Undergraduates

  • 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

Graduate students

  • New Books – 3 weeks, 1 renewal
  • Books – 12 weeks, 1 renewal, 50 total (including new books)
  • AV Materials – 1 week, 1 renewal, 3 total per format

Alumni

  • New Books – 3 weeks, 1 renewal
  • Books – 4 weeks, 1 renewal, 10 total (including new books)
  • AV Materials – 1 week, 1 renewal, 3 total per format 
  • Note: Alumni do not have offsite access to electronic journals and databases. 

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. 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. 

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.

Large fines are filed with the Registrar's Office and will prevent registration, graduation, and receipt of transcripts. Similarly, all library materials must be returned prior to graduation in order for diplomas to be released.

Current Naropa students can also borrow audiovisual equipment from the library.

Summer Writing Program students who are not enrolled in a Naropa degree program have a loan period of one week for all materials, no renewals, with a limit of 5 items total. (The limit of 3 items per audiovisual format still applies).