About The Library

On July 3, 1994, Boulder Mayor Leslie Durgin proclaimed the day to be Allen Ginsberg Day. The new library was dedicated in a ceremony in Allen's honor, with poetry readings, tributes, and seven Buddhist monks chanting blessings.

"Beats and Other Rebel Angels: A Tribute to Allen Ginsberg," a ten-day literary conference, was the center of Naropa's twentieth-anniversary celebrations in that year.

Reporters came from as far away as Sweden, England, and Japan to see Ginsberg friends, musicians, poets, activists, and artists including Cecil Taylor, Amiri Baraka, Philip Glass, Ken Kesey, Robert Creeley, Marianne Faithfull, Ed Sanders, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gary Snyder, Meredith Monk, David Dellinger, and Francesco Clemente.

Estimates were that as many as ten thousand people attended the events of the week, including many young Generation X'ers.

Special Collections

Library Information

Hours & Locations


Fall 2021 hours beginning Monday, August 23

ALLEN GINSBERG LIBRARY – MAIN BRANCH

Arapahoe Campus // 2130 Arapahoe Avenue

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

PARAMITA LIBRARY AND RESEARCH CENTER

Paramita Campus // 3285 30th Street

Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m;

Fridays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Located at the Northwest corner next to the cafe.

 

NALANDA ARTS LIBRARY

Nalanda Campus // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue

The Nalanda Library is closed until further notice.

For assistance, please contact us at library@naropa.edu