General Information

General Information

Users Members of the International House of Japan,
House guests, Library members and users with
introduction letters. (About Library Membership)
If you wish to apply for Library membership, please
inquire at the library before visiting.
Hours of operation Monday through Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm
*Periodical section is open all day from 9 am to 10 pm
Closed Sunday, Holidays, New Years recess
(Click here for library calendar)
Book circulation Loaning is available for 3 weeks with no limits on
*The loan period can be renewed twice.
*10 yen overdue fine per title per day
Journal circulation Except for current issues and partial titles, journals
are available for loaning for 3 weeks.
No limits on volumes.
*The loan period can be renewed twice.
Reservations Available through phone and e-mail
Internet accessibility Internet accessible computer terminals are available.
Personal laptop computer usage is also available.


Fields of collections Japanese studies and related fields including
international relations and East Asian studies
Collection language Mainly in English
Books Approx. 27,000 volumes => Online Catalog
Journals Approx. 400 titles => Periodical List
Newspapers 6 titles in English and French => Newspaper List
Online Journals 18 titles
Full text access are from the library only.
Contents and annotations are accessible through
the Internet.
Databases 2 titles (Nikkei Telecom 21 and Bibliography of
Asian Studies Online)


References We will assist your research.
Please contact us by phone, fax and e-mail.
Information retrieval
Journal and newspaper articles search service.
(Cost might occur)
Borrowing other
libraries’ materials
and introduction to
other libraries
Through the library network, we will supply materials
and photocopies throughout the world by actual cost.
We will assist you in process for using other libraries
and institutions. (Free)
Photocopy service Under the copyright law limits, library staff will take
photocopies at 30 yen per sheet (from B5 to A3 size)
for black and white; 100 yen per sheet for color.
Self copies are at 20 yen per sheet for black and
white; 80 yen for color.
E-Mail magazine New arrivals and news of the library are sent
every month.


The Library, The International House of Japan
5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
TEL: 03-3470-3213 (Mon.-Sat., 9:00 am-6:00 pm)
FAX: 03-3475-0424