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The Buddhist library has over 7,000 books and multimedia resources.
These resources range from introductory material to scholarly texts in all main schools of Buddhism and related subjects.
The library is open to the public although membership is required for borrowing of resources.
To search the library catalogue click here.
Monday 12:30 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 7 pm (extended opening hour until the start of Buddhism and Meditation session)
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 5 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 5 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 5 pm
Weekends & Public Holidays Closed
Although the library is open to all members of the public, only library members are able to borrow resources. To become a member, you will need to submit a membership application form in person at the library, along with:
Membership and borrowing rights are only open to those living in following areas:
Membership and borrowing rights for those living in other parts of NSW, and the ACT can be negotiated and is subject to additional conditions.
We have one multi-purpose hall and two reading & meditation rooms available for hire. All these spaces are carpeted and have natural light. Chairs, meditation cushions and meditation stools can be provided as part of the room hire. A simple shared kitchen facility is accessible for those using these spaces.
Audio and/or visual equipment can be made available although these may incur a small additional cost.
Multi Purpose Hall: Can seat up to 100 people
Reading & Meditation Rooms: Can seat up to 10 people in each room
Self-contained Unit: With single bed, en-suite and kitchenette is also available for hire by a single person for short-term stay. Monastics and Buddhist Teachers requiring short-term accommodation are also welcome to enquire about this space.
Please contact us on 9519 6054 Monday to Friday (12:30pm - 5pm) with your request. We will require basic information about your organisation and description of the activity. Please note that we do not accept tentative bookings - you will need to be certain about the date(s) you wish to book the space. Booking is confirmed when payment has been received.
Please send us a copy of the publicity material for your event so that we can try to assist you with publicity. Please note that the Buddhist Library contact details should not be included in any publicity material unless prior arrangements have been made with us.
The Buddhist Library can assist in publicising Buddhism-related activities through various channels including:
*additional costs may apply
Please contact us on 9519 6054 Monday to Friday (12:30pm - 5pm) to discuss these options.
Meditation Cushions and Meditation Stools are available for sale.
Prices are as follows:
Meditation Cushions : $ 80
Meditation Stools of three different heights (Low, Standard and High) : with Fixed Legs : $75, with Folding Legs: $90
Meditation Mats : $90