Interlibrary Loan Services

If we don't have a book, journal article, or other material in our collection that you need, the Allen Ginsberg Library can request it from another library. This service is called Interlibrary Loan (ILL), and is available to Naropa University students, faculty, and staff. With the exception of certain rare items, this is a free service.

Please keep in mind that it can take two weeks or more to get material through ILL, depending on the availability of the material requested. However, many books will arrive within a week, and articles may arrive much faster.

Theses, dissertations, unpublished manuscripts, and other rare items may be difficult or impossible to obtain or may have a borrowing charge.

Please see our Finding Research Resources page to explore other options for obtaining materials, and email with any questions.

  • All patrons are billed $0.50 per day for any overdue ILL item.
  • Interlibrary Loan services are available to all current students, faculty, and staff. Alumni and other borrowers can make requests through their local public library.
  • Only books NOT owned by the Allen Ginsberg Library are eligible for ILL, even if that item is checked out. (You may want to place a hold on it through the library catalog).
  • In general, it is library policy to neither collect nor keep textbooks. This extends through an interlibrary, so one cannot use this service to request a copy of a textbook.
  • Only 10 books may be requested/checked out to a patron at one time. Please do not request more than 10 in a single checkout period.
  • The loan period for books is set by the lending library and is normally somewhere between 3-5 weeks.
  • To request renewal email one week before the item is due. Renewal requests cannot be placed once an item is overdue. Oftentimes, ILL items cannot be renewed.
  • In most cases, ILL is provided as a free service. However, there may be a charge for rare items with limited availability. In such cases, you will be contacted and asked if you are willing to pay the fee. When filling out a request form, please indicate how much you are willing to pay in the "Max Cost" field. Note that we still make every effort to borrow from libraries that do not charge.
  • You will be charged a replacement fee for lost books, the amount stipulated by the lending library. Note: Replacement fees can be as high as $200.00!

Library Information

Hours & Locations


Arapahoe Campus // 2130 Arapahoe Avenue

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





Paramita Campus // 3285 30th Street

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

Fridays 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Located at the Northwest corner next to the cafe.



Nalanda Campus // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue


The Nalanda Library is closed until further notice.