Library News

Library News


[Library] Notice of temporary suspension of the Library Catalog (OPAC) , changing of display design and URL (Sep. 15)

Due to a system updating, our Library Catalog (OPAC) will be suspended during the following period.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Period: Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 9:00 am – Friday, October 9, 2020, 9:00 pm

After the update, the display design and the URLs of OPAC will change as follows. If you have bookmarked our websites, please change it after the transition. New URL: Japanese page: English page: *The new URL will be in effect from Saturday, October 10, 2020.


[Library] Library Tour in September

The library will hold a tour on Saturday, September 26, 2020. 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, September 26, 2020, 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] Notice of Digitized Contents Transmission Service via the National Diet Library

The digitized contents transmission service via the National Diet Library (website in Japanese)provided by the library is now available to patrons at the computer terminals located within the library. Some 1.5 million valuable research materials, such as out-of-print books, old and rare books, and doctoral theses, have been digitized by the National Diet Library and are available online through this service. For details, please contact the library.


[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, including the periodical section, will be Monday through Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm.

・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.

・Every hour, the staff will ventilate the rooms and disinfect the reference counter, computers, tables, desks, chairs, and other furnishings.

・Library staff will wear masks.

・A clear protective screen will be 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 books received in the past 40 days is available here. (continuously updated)



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