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Showa Women's University Library
1-7 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 154-8533
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Hours vary during the acacemic term,
For more details: http://lib.swu.ac.jp/calendar-lib/
About the Library:
The Library stores about 430,000 volumes, 14,000 periodical titles, 123 news paper titles, a total of 20,000 items of micro form, audiovisual and electric information materials. In addition to materials in specific fields, there are many
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About Showa Women's University:
Showa Women's University was founded after the first World War to provide young Japanese women with better opportunities for higher education and professional careers. The institution was founded by renowned poet and literary critic Enkichi Hitomi, and his wife Midori as a school for women based on Tolstoy’s ideas of bringing teachers and students together to live in a community of learning in which independence was encouraged. To educate women to be self-reliant and to assume significant roles in society were the objectives around which the school was founded. It was accredited in 1922 and became Showa Women’s University in 1949.
Showa Women’s University has two graduate schools with 10 programs, three undergraduate faculties across 11 departments, and a Junior College.
Showa provides education for girls and women from kindergarten to graduate school. Showa also has important exchange relationships and the Showa Boston Campus in Brookline, Massachusetts. Its Setagaya campus is the home of the British School of Tokyo, and its Brookline campus houses the British School of Boston.
Showa Women's University Library also participates in cooperative collection efforts through the Setagaya 6 Consortium.
Online Library Catalog: https://wwwlib.swu.ac.jp/mylimedio/search/search-input.do
Showa Women's University offers a children's daycare center for the local community.
The Koyo Museum is affiliated with the Century Cultural Foundation and provides exhibition space for its collections.
Showa Women's University also houses the British School in Japan and its Boston Campus is the home of the British School of Boston.
Campus Map: http://en.swu.ac.jp/campusmap/
Using the Library
Prior to the Visit: Advance Inquiry and Preparation Required