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Rikkyo University: Ikebukuro Campus Library (立教大学図書館 池袋図書館)


General Information

Rikkyo University Main Library
Att: Sankō shitsu 3-34-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro,Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8501 
+81-3-3985-2629 (Sankō shitsu), +81-3-3985-2628

About the Library:

Ikebukuro Library was opened in 2012.  Combined with 3F and B2F of the Lloyd Hall (Building 18) and the former social science library (Building 12), the library becomes one of the largest university libraries in Japncan with holding capacity of 2 million books  and 1520 seat reading seats.

Today, Ikebukuro Library holds library materials from the former Main Library, Humanities Library, Social Sciences Library, Natural Sciences Library, Reading Room of the Certification Programs and Center for Interdisciplinary Research Institutes.

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Resources & Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)


Collection Size: 350,000 volumes.

Notable Collection(s): Most of the special collections are held at the Niiza Repository Library.  These collections can only be accessed by request from Rikkyo University affiliated libraries.

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

Digital Collection(s)

How to Use the Facility

Using the Library 

The library is not accepting inquiries from individuals.

Prior to the Visit: Advance Inquiry and Preparation Required

  • Service is limited to using library materials that are uniquely available at the Rikkyo Library.
  • Please make sure  that desired materials are not held by the National Diet Library or public libraries.
  • Please verify the desired material is available by using Rikkyo. University OPAC.
  • Users from Rikkyo University's exchange partner institutions are given increased access privileges.  Please refer to "Exchange Partner Institutions".
  • Library materials request form (図書閲覧願 Tosho etsuran negai) from your home institution  to(参考室 Sankō shitsu ). Please use the following form if the home institution does not have one:
    • Library Materials Request Form (Word,  PDF)
  • Letter of Introduction (紹介状 Shōkaijō) from your home institution library. Please use the following form if the home institution does not have one:
    • A letter of Introduction (Word,  PDF)
Note: One letter of introduction allows a visiting researcher to use the library for one day.
Upon Arrival:
  • Please present a letter of introduction.

  • Please present some form of personal ID.

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