If you are new to Naropa, or have never used the library, and would like to set up a library account through email, please follow these instructions:
Contact us through your Naropa email account as it is university policy. Email email@example.com
In the body of the email include:
- First and last name
- Physical address
- Phone number
- Naropa email address
- Community designation: undergraduate, graduate, low-residency, staff, faculty
- Naropa ID number
- A photo of your Naropa ID card
- After we have created your library account you will receive an email message prompting you to create a password for your library account.
Your library username and password is for logging into your library account via our Discovery catalog.
The link to our catalog, to which you may log in with that username and password is: https://naropauniversity.on.worldcat.org/discovery
To log in, simply look in the upper right hand corner of the page, and you will see the Sign In link. This will allow you to place physical materials on hold and renew your own physical items if needed.
If you are a distance student, and you place materials on hold, please send us a reminder email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we will be aware that we need to send you your items.
Any items that we send to you will need to be returned to us, so please be aware you will be responsible for the return shipping costs.
You do not have to be logged into the catalog to use it to search for items. If you need to access any electronic materials (including eBooks, and eJournals, etc.) in our system, you will use your Naropa network single sign-on username and password (the same thing you use for your email, Canvas courses, MyNaropa, etc.)
All undergraduate students are offered library instruction during Writing Seminar II courses at Naropa University. During that time you will receive an introduction to Naropa resources as well as the Norlin Library at CU Boulder. Additionally, your instructor may request library research visits in other classes that may be focused on particular class projects or culminating papers.
Graduate students receive basic instruction in library resources at Naropa during program orientations. Again, your instructors may request in-depth sessions for particular classes. We look forward to working with you!
The Allen Ginsberg Library gratefully accepts graduate student thesis submissions to add to our collection of past Naropa student work. Often Naropa students are studying topics on the cutting edge of research. We look forward to providing access to your work to other students and researchers.
By submitting your thesis to the library, you will be granting Naropa University non-exclusive rights to archive, migrate, and circulate your thesis. Full details are available on the thesis submission form which must be submitted according to the instructions at the top of the first page. Please email both the completed form and your thesis (in PDF format) to email@example.com before the end of your graduating semester.
One-on-one research assistance is available for all Naropa University students, faculty, and staff. Librarians are available to help you begin the research process or support your continued search for specific information.
Appointments can be conducted virtually or in person at the Allen Ginsberg Library on the Arapahoe campus. Appointments typically last for 45 minutes. You may schedule more than one research appointment throughout the course of a semester.
When creating an appointment make sure to use your Naropa email. We will respond with a confirmation email and any additional details.
We require 24 hours advanced notice for appointment requests and cancellations. To reschedule an appointment, cancel your current appointment and create a new one. Please contact us if you are running late; appointments are considered canceled after 10 minutes if it is a no-call no-show.
Faculty wishing to have Information Literacy Instruction offered in their classes should contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule a Research Appointment
Physical / Print Reserves for Semester Courses
To request library books be placed on physical / print reserve in the library, Faculty can fill out this Reserves Request Form
and send it along to email@example.com
, drop it off, or interoffice mail it to the library.
Helpful Fair Use Resources
Faculty and instructors at Naropa are encouraged to think through copyright and fair use when preparing course materials. Please see the tools below, which can assist you in making informed decisions about copyright.
Fair Use Evaluator
: this tool can help you understand the “fairness” of a use under U.S. Copyright Code. It will also provide you with documentation regarding your fair use decisions that you can save for future reference.
Exceptions for Instructors eTool
: created by Michael Brewer and the American Library Association Office of Information Technology Policy. This tool can walk you through further considerations to determine whether your classroom use is fair.