Information and rules
120 WALL STREET, 24TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10005
TELEPHONE (212) 292-0707
Rules for Borrowing:
The Lucis Trust Library is available to all interested in this special service. It contains a complete selection of the books of Alice A. Bailey, as well as books on the occult, philosophy, religion, astrology, and other related subjects. The library is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except holidays). Books may also be borrowed through the mail.
A library application form must be filled out before books can be borrowed. Properly print your information using a blue or black pen, no pencil. Return this application form by post to the Lucis Trust Library (address above). Please do not ask us for library applications for your friends. If they are interested, suggest that they write to us themselves.
Two books may be borrowed at a time and kept for four weeks. The due date stamped in the back of each book represents the regular four week loan period, plus one week to allow for mailing to you. When returning materials, place them in the mail on or before the stamped due date. (We will expect them here one week later.) Books, CDs or tapes may be renewed for two additional weeks on hearing from you by mail, phone or e-mail. (Borrowers renewing by mail are not sent an acknowledgement of the renewal.)
Library books or tapes should not be lent to others.
Reference books (marked "REF" in catalogue) may not be taken from the library.
All the Alice A. Bailey books are available on audio cassette. Only one set may be borrowed at a time, and regular library books and cassettes cannot be borrowed at the same time.
Two video programs produced by the Lucis Trust are available for sale by Lucis Productions at this address, or by loan through the Lucis Trust Library. These are the programs – "The Wesak Festival: Moon of the Buddha" and "Twelve Spiritual Festivals".
We appreciate very much your adherence to due dates. We depend on your responsible care of these often fragile books, and their return so others may use them too. We will contact you in the case of excessively overdue materials, but much prefer your voluntary cooperation.
THE LIFE OF A LIBRARY DEPENDS ON ITS CIRCULATION. PLEASE DO YOUR PART BY RETURNING BOOKS AND TAPES ON TIME.
Borrowing by Mail:
Books and tapes are sent only within the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. We do not mail to military or diplomatic addresses or any overseas addresses.
Please use the Library Book Request form whenever possible when requesting books or tapes (tape requests on reverse side of the form). Include the title and author's name as they appear in the catalogue, and please also fill in your name and address.
Occasionally, all books requested will be unavailable. Substitutions will be made unless you specify otherwise.
How to Return Library Books and Tapes by Mail:
The due date stamped in the back of the books is the date that the books should be placed in the mail for return to the library.
Wrapping: For the protection of the books, save all of the original wrapping for returning the books. If you must use other wrapping, be sure the books are well protected (see wrapping suggestions on back of Book Request form.) Packages are subjected to very rough treatment in the mail. CAREFUL WRAPPING GREATLY EXTENDS THE LIFE OF BOOKS AND TAPES.
Postage: Books or tapes sent within the United States and Puerto Rico (although not Canada) may be sent by Library Book Rate, an inexpensive rate used by mail-order libraries. Be sure to mark the package "LIBRARY BOOKS" or "LIBRARY TAPES". Use regular postage stamps (not air mail) of the same value as the postage on the original package sent to you.
The form for your next book or tape request can be included inside your return package at no additional cost.
If you are eligible and wish us to mail your tapes "FREE FOR THE BLIND", please let us know.
All of the books of Alice A. Bailey are available in Braille through the mail from:
The Theosophical Book Association for the Blind
Ojai, CA 93023
Library Book Donations:
Donations of books to the library are welcome. However, prior to sending any books, please give us a list of the ones you wish to donate, indicating whether they are hardcover or paperback, and we will then let you know which books would be suitable for our collection.
THE LIBRARY IS NOT ENDOWED. IT IS MAINTAINED SOLELY THROUGH VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS. YOUR SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED.