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Library and Facilities

University Library


The goal of the University Library is to collect, store, and make public the books and materials that are necessary for the research and education of the university and to coordinate work related to academic information.

Using the Library

The University Library is the academic information center that supports the innovative research and education of the university, which excels in the fields of information and communication. The library has a collection of more than 400,000 books that cover a wide range of subjects, including engineering, natural sciences, social science, literature, philosophy, and language. The library also has DVDs, videos, and other audio-visual materials and areas where these materials can be viewed. In addition, the library has a rich assortment of electronic library functions, and users can search for materials and use Internet databases, electronic journals, and other resources from PCs within the library and in laboratories.


Period Hours Lending Ends At
Instruction Periods Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.
Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 5 p.m.
Sundays and national holidays Closed
Break Periods Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 5 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays Closed


Sundays, national holidays (including substitute holidays), year-end/New Year holidays, summer vacation, the anniversary of the school founding, the day of the athletic festival, the summer collection inventory day, and inventory days that take place on the last Wednesday of some months

Note: The days and hours when the library is open are subject to special changes. For the most up-to-date information on the library schedule, see the Library Calendar on the University Library website.


As of Apr. 1, 2012

Number of Books
Category General Works Philosophy History Social Science Natural Science Technology Industry Fine Arts Language Literature Total
Japanese Books 4,226 8,910 7,996 26,384 54,765 67,301 3,191 4,877 9,326 10,466 197,442
Foreign Books 1,993 3,138 1,649 5,566 50,219 34,215 372 685 6,154 4,776 108,767
Total 6,219 12,048 9,645 31,950 104,984 101,516 3,563 5,562 15,480 15,242 306,209


New Books Added Annually
Category Books Journals
Japanese Books 4,230 970
Foreign Books 1,667 184
Total 5,897 1,154


Utilization of Library
Days Open Visitors Number of volumes checked out
255 222,432 41,828
University Library Website

You can visit this site to view information about using the library and electronic archives of dissertations and other materials and to search for on-campus materials.

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