Library News

Library News

[Library] Library Maintenance in June (June 28, 2024)

Due to maintenance work, the library will have shorter opening hours on Friday, June 28, 2024 as shown below.
  • Date: Friday, June 28, 2024
  • Opening Hours: 1:00 pm- Including the periodical section

[Library] Library Tour in July (July 12, 2024)

The library will hold a tour on Friday, July 12, 2024. We will introduce you to the library's usage. If you are interested in the library, please feel free to participate. Reservations are unnecessary.
  • Date: Saturday, Friday, July 12, 2:00 pm-
  • Place: The Library, International House of Japan
  • Participants: I-House members, persons who are interested in the library
  • Language: Japanese (If you would like to participate library tour in English, please contact the library.)

[Library] Temporarily Closed on Saturdays during July and August

The library will be temporarily closed on Saturdays during July and August for operational purposes. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Days closed:
July 6, 13, 20, 27,August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

but the periodical section will remain open on these days from 9 am to 10 pm.

[Library] Change in Opening Hours for Library Maintenance (from May 31, 2024)

To undertake maintenance work, the Library will have shorter opening hours on the last Friday of each month starting in May, as shown below. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask for your understanding.

Opening hours: 1:00 pm–6:00 pm
The periodical section will be open from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Maintenance days in 2024: May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug. 30, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 29, Dec. 27

[Library] Grant from the Kasumi Kaikan (Fiscal Year 2023)

We are pleased to announce that the library has received a grant from the Kasumi Kaikan. As a result, we have been able to add 20 valuable books related to Japanese Studies, in the fields of humanities and social sciences, to our collection.


[Library] Newly Arrived Books

A list of new books is available.



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