Library

The Great Stupa Library was the vision of Lama Yeshe­ who saw the Library as a vital part of The Great Stupa. His Holiness the Dalai Lama encouraged us to develop the Library as a centre to encourage wider research, study and discussion on Buddhism, science and other religions and contemplative philosophies (see the Library Mission Statement below).

The Great Stupa Library was established in 2016 with a focus on Buddhism & Science. A Library Advisory Committee provides governance and direction for the Library. The members of the committee are: Jon Breukel (BA, Dip Ed, Grad Dip Lib) – chair; Sylvia Ransom (BA, MLib, AALIA); Alison Ribush (former Director of Tara Institute and Mandala Books); and Barbara Rozmus (BA, Grad Dip Lib, Grad Cert Mngt), a professional librarian who currently oversees the library.

 

As outlined in the Mission Statement, the Library aims to encourage study and research in the areas of science, philosophy and religion by making its resources and facilities available to scholars, researchers and the public. The Library aims to provide:

  1. collections and facilities free to the public
  2. resources in a variety of formats, including print, multimedia and digital
  3. archival material and collections of cultural significance
  4. research material relating to the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion
  5. online cataloguing of its collection, freely available on the web
  6. research and study areas
  7. display and exhibitions areas

The Library catalogue is available via Librarycat.
If you wish to use the Library, please fill out this Membership Application and bring it to the Library to activate your membership. All members must read and agree to the Membership & Loans Policy.

 

The Library is currently located in a two-room building near the Great Stupa Exhibition Centre. Our long term plan is to expand the current Library into a multi-level building, incorporating an Interpretive Centre and kiosk.

 

Opening hours:

Monday 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Thursday 10:00am to 1.00pm

 

For enquiries regarding the Great Stupa Library, please email: info@stupa.org.au or call (+613) 5446 7568.