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Hokkaido University: North Library (北図書館)


General Information

North Library 
Kita-8, Nishi-8, Kita-ku Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0808
Email: (Please replace # with @)
Monday-Friday: 9:00-22:00 Saturday, Sunday, National Holiday: 9:30-19:00
12/28-1/3, the exam period (the mid. January)


About the Library:

The North Library was originally the library for the Liberal Arts , now functioning as the Central Library Annex.

The library holds 329,591 books (227,446 in Japanese, and 102,145 in Western languages), and 2,057 periodical titles (1,166 in Japanese and 891 in Western languages) (as of March, 2011).

Resources & Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size: As March, 2018

  • Books:
    • Japanese: 252,473 volumes
    • Western Languages: 113,875 volumes  
  • Periodical: 1,809 periodical titles 

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How to Use the Facility

Using the Library

Upon Arrival:

  • The online catalog: Hokkaido University Library Catalog
  • Please present some form of personal ID that shows the current address to obtain a one day pass ( 一日利用証 Ichinichi riyōshō) for the library use and photocopy.


  • Photocopy services are provided in accordance with Japanese copyright laws. 
  • The copy machines accept 10 yen coin or greater, 1,000 yen bill, or a copy card (please purchase at the vending machine in the library or the university co-op)


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