There is a traditional card index of all the holdings in the library. A long-term project to digitize the library records is just nearing completion, with the resulting electronic catalogue available for use on computers in the library. It is hoped that this resource will be available online in the near future.
Monastery residents and visitors can make use of the Dhamma Vault, an extensive repository of audio and video Dhamma materials accessible in the library only. Most of these materials can also be downloaded to your own devices. NB: the monastery library’s computers do not provide internet access.
Using the library and borrowing books
The library operates on an “open door policy”, that is, it is always open to everyone. Residents, guests and visitors to the monastery are welcome to use the library’s resources. Most books are available on loan, but you will be asked to register as a user before taking any books away. We do not operate a postal lending service or reserve books for loan.