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The University of Tokyo Library System consists of the General Library on the Hongo Campus, the Komaba Library on the Komaba Campus, the Kashiwa Library on the Kashiwa Campus, and 32 departmental libraries at the University’s Graduate Schools, Faculties, and Institutes. The entire collection includes more than 9 million books, subscriptions to nearly 30,000 journals, and various digital resources, such as databases, e-journals, and e-books.

Website: http://www.lib.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index-e.html

General Library (Hongo)

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General Library (Hongo)

General Library (Hongo)

The General Library, which serves students and the faculty of all campuses, has roughly 1.2 million books and 1,144 seats, making it the largest library in the system. The present building was constructed in 1928 with a donation from John D. Rockefeller, Jr. after the old building was completely destroyed by the Great Kanto Earthquake. A red-carpeted grand stairway, sculpted arches, and other
striking accoutrements lend the library a stately atmosphere.

Website: http://www.lib.u-tokyo.ac.jp/sogoto/index-e.html
 

Komaba Library

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Komaba Library

Komaba Library

The Komaba Library was opened in October 2002 to serve as the main library for the Komaba Campus. It features corridors letting in natural light, a spacious lounge, 1,075 seats, and holds some 600,000 books covering an immense range of subjects. As the first University library used by Junior Division undergraduates, Komaba Library is designed to enrich their experience on the Komaba Campus.
It also functions as a research library for Senior Division undergraduates, graduate students, and the faculty, while providing many services to support the Komaba Campus’ diverse lineup of education and research.


Website: http://lib.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index_e.html

Kashiwa Library

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Kashiwa Library

Kashiwa Library

Serving primarily graduate students at the Kashiwa Campus, the Kashiwa Library is the newest of the main libraries, having started full operation in February 2005 after its initial limited opening in May 2004. Its collection currently stands at roughly 410,000 books, and it has automated stack rooms that are capable of housing one million volumes and are storing mainly back issues of natural science
journals. The library’s media hall, community salon, and other facilities for group activities also make it a nexus for intra-campus exchange and interaction with local communities.

Website: http://www.lib.u-tokyo.ac.jp/kashiwa/index-e.html

Number of Books and Journals by Library

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  (As of March 31, 2016)
Faculties and Institutes Total Books Total Journals
Total Foreign Total Foreign
Law and Politics 850,131 515,432 13,925 3,785
Medicine 271,912 165,875 3,971 1,992
Engineering / Information Science and Technology 401,679 239,988 7,870 3,551
Humanities and Sociology 1,123,133 579,094 13,879 4,558
Science 229,552 187,689 4,186 3,216
Agricultural and Life Sciences 420,422 169,920 12,730 5,369
Economics 834,258 328,707 15,983 4,717
Arts and Sciences (Komaba Library, etc.) 1,187,080 591,609 8,083 5,370
Education 155,654 66,363 3,946 1,123
Pharmaceutical Sciences 45,235 33,276 842 464
Mathematical Sciences 150,058 134,723 1,802 1,667
Interdisciplinary Information Studies 144,280 59,927 2,754 1,364
Institute of Medical Science 41,279 36,950 1,183 858
Earthquake Research Institute 57,093 35,378 2,454 1,254
Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia 688,348 188,425 9,913 7,213
Institute of Social Science 346,452 139,184 7,270 2,188
Institute of Industrial Science 153,798 94,745 2,523 1,541
Historiographical Institute 535,504 15,983 3,118 288
Institute for Cosmic Ray Research 24,289 23,309 235 214
Institute for Solid State Physics 65,456 58,637 729 635
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute 58,992 36,711 2,840 1,199
University Museum 9,492 2,221 1,051 336
Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology 47,592 30,280 494 414
Subtotal
7,841,689 3,734,426 121,781 53,316
General Library 1,264,226 437,542 21,570 9,755
Kashiwa Library 415,207 293,975 23,529 15,949
Subtotal
1,679,433 731,517 45,099 25,704
Total 9,521,122 4,465,943 166,880 79,020