LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP

To start borrowing Library items, you are required to become a member of the Buddhist Library. Library membership lasts for a period of three years.

To become a member, you will need to submit a membership application form in person at the Library, along with a copy of your current driver’s licence or other form of photo ID (e.g. passport). The types of membership are:

  • Regular: $60
  • Concession: $30. Available for full-time students and pensioners. Please bring your full-time student card or pensioner card as proof.
  • Monastics, Buddhist Library Volunteers and SRE Buddhist Teachers: SRE Buddhist Teachers should bring your SRE teaching tag as proof.

The three year period of your membership is calculated as follows: If you join before the end of June 2020, your membership will expire on 31 December 2022. If you join between 1 July and 31 December 2020, your membership will expire on 31 December 2023.

Membership and borrowing rights are only open to those living in the following areas:

  • Sydney Metropolitan
  • Central Coast
  • Blue Mountains
  • Southern Highlands
  • Wollongong

Membership and borrowing rights for those living in other parts of NSW and the ACT can be negotiated and subject to additional conditions.

Click to download full terms and conditions of the Buddhist Library membership

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HALL AND ROOM HIRE

We have one multi-purpose hall and two reading and 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 for those using these spaces. The hall and rooms are available on the first floor and have no lift access.

Audiovisual and/or projector equipment can be made available although these may incur an additional cost.

Multi-purpose Hall: Under current Covid social-distancing restrictions, up to 30 people. Normally, seats 80–100 people.

Important note about hall hire: All parties hiring the hall are required to provide proof of your own public liability insurance before a booking can be made.

Reading and Meditation Rooms: Under current Covid social-distancing restrictions, up to 3 people. Normally, seats up to 10 people.

Self-contained Unit: A small unit with single bed, en-suite and kitchenette is also available for hire by a single person for short-term stays.

Monastics and Buddhist Teachers requiring short-term accommodation are also welcome to enquire about this space. There is no charge for monastics and Buddhist Teachers.

Please contact us on 9519 6054 Tuesday to Thursday (10:30am – 5pm) with your request. We will require basic information about your organisation and a description of planned event or 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 your application form and 25% deposit payment has been received.

Disclaimer: All hall hire events (including Dharma events) run by external groups (including Buddhist groups) are the external organisation’s own event and do not necessarily reflect the views or objectives of the Buddhist Library.

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MERCHANDISE

We have the following merchandise available for purchase. Please enquire if you are interested. You will need to come in to the Library to collect and pay.

Meditation Cushions

$80 Standard

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Meditation Stools of three different heights (Low, Standard and High)

with Fixed Legs : $75
with Folding Legs: $90

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Meditation Mats

$90 each

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