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Electronic Reserves and Online Sourcebooks

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.

e-Learning Online Sourcebook 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. Fill out an Electronic Reserves Submission Form for each article, book chapter, or other document you submit.
  2. Please keep fair use guidelines and copyright law in mind: for example, no more than 10% of a published work or more than one chapter from a work can be used for electronic reserves.
  3. Please make your scans ADA friendly: scans must be first generation and crisp and clean, no markings, underlining, writing, or dark shadows. Please scan readings in black and white and at least 300 dpi resolution. It is ideal to scan one page at a time, this way the reading will not need to be cropped for use with assistive OCR technology.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. If you are teaching a course that has used electronic reserves a previous semester, you can request for those materials to be rolled over and copied into the new course page: please send an email to library@naropa.edu for the course to be copied over, with the course code and semester you would like the course copied from, as well as the course code and semester you would like it copied to. When you gain access to the Online Sourcebook, please be sure that everything in the Online Sourcebook is accurately cited, ADA compliant, and within fair use guidelines.
  7. Sherri Pauli is your Access Services Librarian. You can contact her (spauli@naropa.edu) 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.

We will have to reject e-reserves submissions for the following reasons: copyright law non-compliance; incomplete bibliographic information; materials do not match up with electronic submission forms; no electronic submission form submitted; or poor quality copies that cannot be easily read and do not fulfill ADA needs. Rejected submissions may be resubmitted.