Library News

Library News


[Library] Library Tour in January

The library will hold a tour on Saturday, January 30, 2021. We will introduce you to the library's usage. If you are interested in the library or library membership, please feel free to participate. Reservations are unnecessary.
  • Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021, 2:00 pm-
  • Place: The Library, International House of Japan
  • Participants: IHJ members, persons who are interested in the library, persons who are considering becoming a library member
  • Language: Japanese (If you would like to participate library tour in English, please contact the library.)

[Library] Change in the opening hours of the Periodical Section (Sep. 24)

The opening hours of the periodical section will change from Sunday, Sep. 27 as follows:

Hours of operation (periodical section)
Monday through Sunday, from 9 am to 6 pm (including Holidays)

The library staff will be absent on Sundays and Holidays.
To prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we ask library users to please open and close the windows by themselves to ensure proper ventilation.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Thank you for your understanding.

[Library] Reopening of I-House Library (from May 27)

In response to the lifting of the state of emergency and relaxation of the request by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to close public facilities including libraries, we have decided to reopen the Library from Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) from now on, we are adopting the following measures:

・Hours of operation will be Monday through Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm. (Periodical section is also open on Sundays and Holidays.)

・Please refrain from using the library if you have a fever, cough, or otherwise feel ill.

・Please avoid the close-contact with others in closed spaces (the Cs) when using the library.

・Please wear a mask and sanitize your hand at the entrance.

・In order to prevent infection, the number of seats has been reduced to prevent users from being seated close together.

・The Library staff is disinfecting the used computers, tables, desks, chairs, and other furnishings.

・The windows are opened for ventilation.

・Library staff will wear masks.

・A clear protective screen is installed at the counter.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, but we would greatly appreciate your kind understanding and cooperation.

The International House of Japan Library

[Library] Newly Arrived Books

A list of new books is available here. (continuously updated)



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