General Information

General Information



Users Members of the International House of Japan,
Library members, Program Members, House guests and
users with introduction letters. (About Library Membership)
If you wish to apply for Library membership, please
inquire at the library before visiting.
Library Terms of Use
*Currently, we do not accept new applications for Library or program membership.
Hours of operation Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
(the periodical section is open until 10:00 pm)
*To undertake maintenance work, the Library will open from
1:00 pm on the last Friday of each month, including the periodical section.
Closed Sunday, Holidays, New Years recess
(the periodical section is open from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Click here for library calendar
Book circulation Loaning is available for 3 weeks with no limits on
*The loan period can be renewed twice.
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, 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 3 titles in English => Newspaper List
Online Journals 11 titles
Full text access are from the library only.
Click here for Online Journal List.
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.

To Library Users

Food or drink Please refrain from eating and drinking inside the library. Only drink bottles or containers with a cap or lid that can be closed are permitted.
Electronic devices Talking on the phone is not allowed inside the library. Please refrain from using sound-emitting electronic devices. Please turn them off or set them to silent.
Handling books Please refrain from folding down page corners, or writing in the books. In the case of any damage or loss, please inform the staff.
Wi-Fi We have free Wi-Fi. Please ask the staff for the password.
Using the shared
Please make sure to log out from your account when you finish using internet services.

*Please feel free to ask us if you have any further questions.


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