THE MAITRIPA COLLEGE RESEARCH LIBRARY
Maitripa College currently holds over 3,000 titles in print and multi-media materials! Approximately 2,000 titles are English books, and 1,000 additional titles include videos of teachings and films, audio media for Tibetan language study, magazines and journals, as well as Tibetan, Sanskrit and Chinese works.


In order to fulfill Maitripa’s mission of offering a world-class enlightened education for the 21st century, a world-class research library is essential. We estimate that Maitripa’s Buddhist studies library will ultimately house 20,000 volumes, with collections in Tibetan texts, works in Sanskrit, translations of Tibetan, Sanskrit and Chinese works, and scholarly works in English.

Based on acquisition lists developed in consultation with internationally respected professors of Buddhist studies, we are now actively building our collections. Our aim is to create a lending and research facility that will meet the highest standards of electronic, archival, and print resources for the use of our students, faculty and local community for many years to come.


SUPPORT MAITRIPA'S RESEARCH LIBRARY
Please click here to find out how you can support the Library.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Please contact program@maitripa.org to volunteer in the library.

SPECIAL THANKS to the following for their generous donations and support of Maitripa College's Research Library:
Wisdom Publications
FPMT Education Department
Snow Lion Publications
Dharma Publishing
KTD Publications & Namze Bangzo Bookstore

LIBRARY POLICY
Complete policies and patron user guide available on site and here (click to download and print; PDF format). 
  • Enrolled students, faculty and staff faculty, and staff have access to the MCL collections of print materials, multi-media, online research databases and reserve materials with current College ID.
  • 1-year Community Membership with $25 donation to Library Fund
  • Checking-out Materials Must be Done with Staff Member
  • Lost or Damaged Items are charged $10 plus Replacement Cost
  • Overdue notices are sent via email
  • The library is available to the non-member public during restricted hours for non-circulation (on site) use. Please contact program@maitripa.org for more information.”

BORROWING & CIRCULATION
  • Books are available for 1 month
  • Audio & Video Materials & Periodicals are available for 1 week
  • Reserve Materials are available for 2 hours
  • All Materials Can Be Renewed 3 Times Consecutively
  • To Renew or Place Holds: Email - program@maitripa.org




LIBRARY HOURS

Currently enrolled full-time students may access the library Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM during the school semester; call or email for access in summer.

Community members and Public (non-members) patrons are encouraged to make an appointment at program@maitripa.org


COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP: EXPLORE THE RESOURCES OF MAITRIPA COLLEGE'S RESEARCH LIBRARY

Maitripa College offers Library Community Membership for non-program students and members of the general public. A donation of $25 gives you full access to our print and online collections, as well as borrowing and reserve privileges for an entire year.

Your contribution goes directly to our growing Library fund, supporting the Library's mission of becoming a world-class Buddhist Studies Research Library here in Portland.

We welcome you to come and enjoy this great resource of Buddhist philosophy, meditation, history, and language and support its important development. For more information, email: info@maitripa.org



MAITRIPA COLLEGE 2012 POLICIES AND USER GUIDE: see policy summary on the left and click here to view and/or download and print (PDF format) the complete guide.



MAITRIPA COLLEGE
RESEARCH LIBRARY FUND
1119 SE Market St. Portland, OR 97214
email: info@maitripa.org
phone: 503-235-2477


RESEARCH TOOLS & RESOURCES


BROWSE THE MAITRIPA LIBRARY COLLECTION ONLINE:

>Click here for the MAITRIPA COLLEGE RESEARCH LIBRARY CATALOG

Click on the link to search our catalog of English language books online. Please visit our library to browse our collections of journals, media, and Tibetan texts.

WORLD CAT: >Click here for World Cat, an online union catalog of over 49 million records representing books, journals, dissertations, audio-visual materials, and manuscripts in repositories worldwide. Entering a search term will generate a list of physical items housed in the libraries nearest your zipcode.

CITATION MACHINE: >Click here for this interactive tool to help create reference citations (bibliographic and in-text) for research papers.

FURTHER RESOURCES FOR BUDDHIST STUDIES: Click on the links below for additional resources in the following areas:

Library User Guide: A fuller listing of resources commonly utilized by scholars in the field of Buddhist Studies is included in the Library User Guide (click here; pdf format)




LOCATION | CONTACTS | VISIT

Maitripa College | 1119 SE Market Street | Portland, Oregon USA 97214 | phone: 503-235-2477 | email: info@maitripa.org | fax: 503-231-6408