Print Reserves and Online Sourcebooks

Academic reserves are course related materials given special status for one semester. Print reserve items are shelved on closed stacks behind the circulation desk, and have short loan periods to ensure all students in a given class access to the material.

Faculty are limited to ten books per course for print reserves. Due to space restrictions, and Nalanda and Paramita campus libraries the limit is five books per course.

The default loan period for a reserve item is four hours with permission to remove item from the library. Individual reserve items or a group of reserve items my have a special reserve loan period on request, such as 24 hours overnight or two hours loan restricted to in-library use only. Teaching assistants, adjunct faculty and core faculty may place items on reserve.

E-Learning Online Sourcebook

Every Naropa University course comes with an eLearning page that contains an integrated Online Sourcebook where course electronic reserve readings should be held. The library can assist instructors in managing their course Online Sourcebooks through training on how to upload readings, and direction on how to make clean scans that are ADA and copyright compliant. Please contact the Access Services Librarian to get more information, or simply write to Please visit the electronic reserves page for further instructions. Elearning tutorials can be found on MyNaropa.

Naropa’s electronic reserves are housed on the eLearning platform, under the Online Sourcebook link in each individual course page. Electronic reserves are no longer housed on the Dokutek platform.

Electronic Reserves materials are available 24 hours a day to students and instructors who can access their course pages with their MyNaropa login and password. Students and instructors access their Online Sourcebooks by logging into MyNaropa, then clicking on the eLearning tab, then choosing the individual course that they want to access or manage.

Submission Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: August 1
  • Spring Semester: December 1
  • Summer Semester: May 1


The guidelines below must be followed so that we can equitably provide this service to the community in a timely manner.

    1. Please always keep fair use guidelines and copyright law in mind; if you would like to speak with a librarian to learn more about these please email, we are happy to help you increase your understanding of fair use and copyright!
    2. Please make your scans ADA friendly: scans should be first generation, crisp and clean, with no markings, writing, underlining, or shadows. Scan in black and white, with at least 300 dpi, one page at a time- this will help with the use of OCR technology for accessibility. If you have questions about this please contact the Accessibility Services Coordinator in Student Affairs.
    3. Please have accurate and complete bibliographic data for each reading or work you submit: a citation, a reference; this info will give necessary credit to the creator, as well as support your students in their research.
    4. Articles and works available through any electronic journal or database that Naropa subscribes to cannot be posted to any Online Sourcebook. If you want students to read these materials, please point them to the databases and e-journals through the Allen Ginsberg Library webpage. You are welcome to put the citations for these readings on your Online Sourcebook with a note that they are available through the databases.
    5. Sherri Pauli is your Access Services Librarian. You can contact her ( with questions, and also to schedule a training to help you get acquainted with the eLearning Online Sourcebook, so you can successfully manage your electronic reserves materials. Also take advantage of the Online Sourcebook tutorial by following this path: Log in to MyNaropa > eLearning > Faculty eLearning Tutorial (left hand column) >How to Manage the Online Sourcebook.


Instructors are welcome and urged to manage and maintain their own Online Sourcebook pages. The library is here for support and assistance.

Instructors are responsible for maintaining copies and records of their digital items. Due to copyright law, the library cannot keep digital copies.

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