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Meiji Gakuin University: Meiji Gakuin University Library (明治学院大学図書館)


General Information

Meiji Gakuin University
Shirokane Campus Library
1-2-37 Shirokanedai Minato-ku,
Tokyo, 108-8636
(Please replace # with @)
Meiji Gakuin University
Yokohama Campus Library
1518 Kamikurata-cho Totsuka-ku
Yokohama-shi Kanagawa, 244-8539
(Please replace # with @)

About the Library:

The Meiji Gakuin University Library mainly consists of two libraries.  The Shirogane Campus Library, originally built in 1925, is located on 7 floors and 2 basement level buildings. The Yokohama campus library opened in 1986, used by first and second year students, students of International Studies, and its Graduate programs.

Resources & Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Notable Collection(s):

  • Meji Galkuin University Collections are especially strong in materials related to Christian Missionaries in Japan, and English and Japanese language education.
  • A Bible translated into Japanese will soon be available on the University's digital archive.  Notable people involved in this translation included S.R. Brown as the chair of committee for the new testament., and J.C. Hepburn as the chair of committee for the old testament.
  • For the list of collections, please refer to "Collections".

Note: The Guide uses the ALA/LC standard romanization, however, it also reflects a different romanization system used by an individual institution or collection.

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Access (Shirokane Campus)

Access (Yokohama Campus)

How to Use the Facility

Using the Library

Prior to the Visit: Advance Inquiry and Preparation Required.

  • Please verify the desired material is available by using Meiji Gakuin Univ. Library OPAC.

  • Letter of Introduction (紹介状 ō) from the home institution library (please use the following form if the home institution does not have one):
    • A letter of Introduction (Word,  PDF)
    • Library Materials Request Form (Word,  PDF)

  • Please contact the library at: 

Shirogane Campus Library:

1-2-37 Shirokanedai Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8636
Services Officer, Public Service Section
Phone: +81-3-5421-5177 / Fax: +81-3-5421-5178
E-mail: (please replace # with @)

Yokohama Campus Library:

1518 Kamikurata-cho Totsuka-ku Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 244-8539
Services Officer, Public Service Section
Tel: +81-45-863-2037 / Fax: +81-45-863-2189
E-mail: (please replace # with @)

Upon Arrivals:

  • Please present a letter of introduction with some form of personal ID.

Please contact the Library at:


  • Photocopy services are provided in accordance with Japanese copyright laws.
  • Self serve copy machine is available.  Please ask the library staff.

Note: Meiji Gakuin University Yokohama campus library is a member of Yokohama city library consortium. The participating institutions are: Kanagawa University library, Kanto Gakuin University library, Kokugakuin University Tama Plaza Library, Keio University Hiyoshi Media Cente, Tsurumi University Library, Toin University of Yokohama University Information Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology Suzukakedai Library , Tokyo City University Yokohama campus library, Toyo Eiwa University Library, Ferris University Library, Meiji Gakuin University Yokohama campus library, Yokohama National University Library, Yokohama College of Commerce Library and Yokohama City University Library and Information Center.

Note: For more details, please refer to user's guide.

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