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Keio University: Main Library (Mita Media Center) 三田メディアセンター


General Information

Mita Media Center, Keio University
2-15-45 Mita Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345
+81-3-5427-1654 (Mon-Fri -17:00)
Email: (Please replace # with @)

About the Library:

The Mita Media Center (Keio University Library) consists of 3 buildings: the original building, the new building and the south building.

The library holds to 2.5 million items in the Social Science and Humanities, and serves faculties of Letters, Economics, Law, and Business & Commerce on the Mita campus. The Mita Media Center also holds the university's rare books and special collections, including the private library of Yukichi Fukuzawa. 

Related Link(s)

Resources & Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size: 2.5 million volumes

Focus: Social Science, Humanities, Economics, Law, Business

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


Digital Collection(s)

Other Programs of Interest

Joint Library System with Waseda University 

Keio University Media Center and Waseda University Library are agreed to launch a first  joint library system in Japan by 2020.

How to Use the Facility

Using the Library

Prior to the Visit:

  • Please verify the desired material is available by using KOSMOS
  • Letter of Introduction (紹介状 ō) from your 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 (図書閲覧願 Tosho etsuran negai ) from your home institution. Please use the following form if the home institution does not have one by fax or phone:
    • Library Materials Request Form (Word,  PDF)

Note: Thesis@Keio participants can access to the library.  For other researchers without any affiliated institutions, please refer to the "For External Users".


Please refer to "Copy Service".

Accessing Rare Materials

The Rare Book Room: Approximately 10,000 well-preserved rare books from Japan, China and Europe are housed in the Rare Book Room holds Japanese collections from the early Edo Period and  pre-17th century manuscripts and printed books from Europe.

Prior to the Visit: Letter of Introduction and Library Material request forms from affiliated institution's library is required.

Note: For researchers who are not affiliated with any university: please make an appointment ahead of the time.  It takes about a week  for the requested material(s) to be available after the day of application was received.

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