The James A. Blumenthal Library at Maitripa College currently holds over 4,500 titles in print and multi-media materials, comprised chiefly of texts in English. Additional titles include videos of teachings and films, audio teachings and guided meditations, magazines and journals, as well as Tibetan, Sanskrit, and Chinese works. The goal of the Library at Maitripa College is to develop a lending and research facility that will meet the highest standards of print and digital collections and information resources for the use of our students, faculty, and local community for many years to come.
Spring 2019 Hours
- Tuesday 10-5
- Thursday 10-5
- Friday 10-5
Enrolled students may access the library Monday-Friday, 10 am – 5 pm during the school semester. Call or email for access between semesters and during summer.
Community patrons and general public are welcome during staffed hours, and are encouraged to make an appointment with the librarian at [email protected]
Please contact [email protected] for current volunteer opportunities and upcoming projects in the library.
Support the Library
Please consider supporting new acquisitions for the Library by visiting our Wish List available through Alibris (click on the button below). By purchasing books from this list, you are helping to build a library at a Buddhist institute devoted to rigorous study, community service and meditative practice. Book donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law, and accompanied by immense gratitude!
Our Name and History
Please click here for photos and history of the library including the dedication ceremonies and puja in 2015.
JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources.
Subscription access via Maitripa College is available to library visitors via JABL computer workstations.
Staff, faculty and registered students may access via Maitripa College by password below.
Gale Databases and Collections
Gale provides 24 databases with magazine, journal, and news articles, reference eBooks, statistics, images, audio, and video content. Access available offsite to students, faculty, staff and community patrons (onsite to all library visitors). Email [email protected] for password access or via Links in the library catalog (log into Populi). >More about the Gale Databases and Collections
- Academic OneFile
Comprehensive collection of authoritative periodicals and scholarly journals in Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Economics, Environmental Science, History, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology.
- Gale PowerSearch
Simplifies browsing through Gale’s more than 20,000 publications, providing the ability to search across more than 150 million documents.
- General OneFile
General OneFile is a one-stop source for news, magazine, and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines.
- Psychology Collection
- Religion and Philosophy Collection
JABL Online Catalog
- Populi Login
- Using the Library Catalog
- How do I Refine My Library Searches (Tips and tools for searching the catalog)
- New Arrivals
- Current Course Schedule
- Current Course Booklist
- Maitripa Style Guide
- Additional Reading to Support Courses
- Current Students Resource Portal
- Library Policies
Please email [email protected] or visit the library for assistance with:
- Finding library materials
- Reference and research assistance
- Library orientation
- Catalog assistance
- Writing guidance
- ILL (Interlibrary Loan)
- Additional reading to support classes
- Course materials
- Personal research assistance
- Searching / accessing online databases