The Center maintains a lending library containing thousands of books, audio CDs, video DVDs, magazines, and journals for patrons to explore the classical teachings of the mystics from all the world's religious traditions.

Library Hours and Location

For library days and times, please refer to the CSS events calendar, which also includes closure dates, location, and map.


For a small annual fee ($10/yr.), members of the public may apply for library borrowing privileges. To become a library patron, please visit in person and consult with one of our librarians.

Library News

See the CSS Library Blog for reviews and new additions to the library.

The CSS library sometimes hosts a book club that meets monthly.

Submit a Review of a Library Item

You are invited to write and submit original reviews of books, videos, and audios that are part of the CSS Library collection. For some advice on getting started with writing a review, see the page writing a review. When you are ready to submit your review, simply fill out the online review submission form.

New! Renew your library items online!

To request a renewal of your checked out item, click here.

Online Catalog

Almost 33% of our collection of 6,000 books as well as newer CDs and all video recordings can be searched for in our online catalog on TinyCat.

Supporting the Library

Other than a small user fee, there is no charge for borrowing books, audios, and videos from the Center library.

If the Center library is of value to you, please consider a donation to our library acquisition fund, helping expand the books, audios, and videos available in our lending library:


The Center also welcomes donations of used books of any kind, or new books you may select from the Center Library's Top Wished For Items at

Or, simply by following this link to, a portion of the sale of any item you purchase for yourself will help the Center add books to our lending library.

Contacting the Library

Registered library patrons may contact the library staff by writing to

Center for Sacred Sciences
1430 Willamette St. #164
Eugene, OR 97401-4049

or by leaving a message at (541) 345-0102.


Library Staff Blog.

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