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Buddhism: Books

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Finding Books

To find books at UNC Asheville, Appalachian State University or Western Carolina University, start with our catalog.  

Choose "Request Item" to have books from ASU or WCU delivered to UNC Asheville via ABC Express.

To find books beyond our library network, try WorldCat.

Materials not held within our network can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

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Browsing by Call Number

Most books on Buddhism fall within the BQ call number range on our Upper Level.


1-9800 Buddhism.

251-799 History

840-999 Biography

860-939 Gautama Buddha

1001-1045 Buddhist Literature

1100-3340 Tripitaka (Canonical Literature)

4061-4570 Doctrinal And Systematics Buddhism

4620-4890 Buddhist Pantheon

4911-5720 Practice of Buddhism, Forms of Worship

5851-5899 Benevolent Work

5901-5975 Missionary Work

6001-6388 Monasticism

7001-9800 Modifications, Schools, etc.


Contact a Reference Librarian for further assistance locating books on this topic.

Sacred Texts

Tibetan Buddhism

Searching the Library Catalog by Subject

It's usually best to start with a keyword search, but subject headings applied to relevant books can help to refine your results. Open the item record of a book that interests you.  Scroll down to the clickable subject headings, and run another search to explore similar books.

You can also browse the headings associated with a particular topic as a way of getting started with your research.

WorldCat Search

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Google Books Search

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