Finding Resources at the Library
Search dozens of general and specialized collections of full-text articles and citations, representing the contents of thousands of journals and other periodicals.
Find out if a particular journal is included in one or more of the databases we subscribe to.
If all else fails, our staff will obtain a copy of the article you need from another library.
Naropa's library catalog.
This collection of full-text electronic books replaces netLibrary and provides access to over 3,000 books*. Check out this Libguide created to help you use your eBook collection. *When you are finished using yourselected eBook, please close out your browser session, so that other users may access the content.
The catalog for the libraries at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Students and faculty can borrow books from Norlin Library with a voucher from Naropa.
You can get a Boulder Public Library card if you have a current Colorado mailing address.
A catalog of books and other materials held by thousands of libraries worldwide.
Search the full text of millions of books, see previews of many of those books, and read scanned copies of books whose copyright has expired.
If all else fails, our staff will get you the book you need from another library.
Most of the 174 artists' books at the Portland Public Library (which inspired our own Altered Books Project in Fall 2007) have image links, like this one. Find one or more that grab you, and request them through interlibrary loan. Library staff will be glad to help!
Naropa University is funding an ongoing effort to preserve all institutional audio and video. This continually growing resource contains approximately 2,000 audio recordings and once complete will contain over 11,000 audio and video recordings from our institutional archives. Enter the Naropa University Digital Archives.
The Naropa audiotape collection consists of over six thousand tapes of events at Naropa University over its forty-year life span. These tapes record seminal events in the world of education and the arts, including important writers, teachers, and religious leaders. The collection grows every year, as new conferences, the Summer Writing Program, and visiting faculty workshops and lectures are recorded and added to the collections.
The Naropa videotape collection includes over 1000 videos of Naropa events, including readings, theater productions, lectures, graduations, and student performances. The collection continues to expand.
Binders in the library list the audio and videotapes. In addition, tapes digitized by the Audio Archive Project can be found in Library Discovery Catalog. Select "archival audio materials" in the Type drop-down menu to limit your search to digitized materials.
Chögyam Trungpa Recordings
The library has a collection of Chögyam Trungpa audio recordings available for checkout.
Audio and video recordings of Chögyam Trungpa, including some of the events that took place at Naropa, may be purchased from the Shambhala Shop.
Rabbi Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection
The Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection highlights the activities and interdisciplinary knowledge of the founder of the Jewish Renewal Movement. The physical archive from which the digital collection is derived contains 5,000 manuscript pages, 500 audio cassettes, 500 photographs, 50 VHS tapes, and 25 posters and advertisements covering subjects as diverse as Jewish mysticism, Hasidism, spiritual eldering, interreligious dialogue, psychology of religion and paradigm shift. The digital collection includes audio recordings.
Requesting Research Assistance
One on one research assistance is available for all students, faculty, and staff. These sessions are made by appointment by contacting staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Faculty wishing to have Information Literacy Instruction offered in their classes should contact the library at email@example.com.
For brief questions, please contact us here: Ask a Question
A guide to library resources related to Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and our extensive collection of Trungpa Rinpoche recordings.
The Special Collections room at the Allen Ginsberg Library holds a variety of valuable resources, including signed books and limited edition chapbooks. Please see our Special Collections page for more information.
Naropa Masters Thesis
You should contact library staff at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to access theses by students from Naropa's masters programs, because the majority of them are only available on-site. However, there are exceptions, such as Strategic Presence: The Effect of the Tibetan Buddhist Chaplain's Presence on the Family's Process during End of Life Medical Feeding Decisions, by Donald Stikeleather.
Naropa Writing Center
The Naropa Writing Center provides support for a variety of writing assignments, and also offers assistance with citations and formatting. For more information please
email email@example.com or visit their Writing Resources page here.
View course catalogs for Naropa University and the Naropa Institute from 1977 through the present in PDF format.
Institutional Review Board
Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) are federally mandated panels that review research conducted by organizations in the US to assure compliance with regulations designed to protect study participants, also called human subjects. If you do research with human subjects, it is important that you read and familiarize yourself with these IRB requirements. All faculty, staff, and students at Naropa University who do research with human subjects need to understand and follow the guidelines.
Please visit MyNaropa. Under the Student drop-down menu, click on Institutional ReviewBoard for more information.
- Directory of Open Access Databases
- Open Access on Project Muse
- Google Scholar
- HathiTrust Digital Library
- Wikipedia List of Free Resources
- Google Books
- Internet Archive Text Archive
- The Online Books Page
- Open Research Library
- Open and Free Content on Jstor (different from the Jstor we subscribe to, available on our databases page)
- Historical U.S. Newspapers Guide
Local Libraries with Online Resources:
Hours & Locations
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.