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Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum Library (図書室)


General Information

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography Library
Yebisu Garden Place, 1-13-3 Mita Meguro-ku Tokyo 153-0062
FAX: +81-3-3280-0033
10:00-18:00 (Please enter 30 min. before closing.)
Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a holiday.)


About the Library:

As a library of Shabi, the library holds about 38,000 books and 1,600 periodical titles (as of March, 2013) related to the photography and visual arts.  Most the library materials are available at closed stacks.

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Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size (As of 2013): 

  • Books: 37,752 volumes
  • Periodicals: 1,573 titles

Focus: Reference materials on photography and art, the latest issue of the magazine, Photo books

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

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How to Use the Facility

Using the Library

The Library is located on the fourth floor of the building.

Prior to the visit: No Advance Inquiry and Preparation Required

Upon Arrival:

  • Please search  library materials and printout a library materials request form (資料請求票 Shiryō seikyūihyō).

    Please submit the request form and take a number tag (番号札 Bangō huda) at the counter.


  • Service Hours: 10:00-11:30, 13:00-17:30

  • Photocopy services are provided in accordance with Japanese copyright laws. 

  • Please fill out the copy request (複写請求票 Fukusha seikyūihyō).

  • Copy Fee:  30 yen (Black), 100 yen (Color).

  • Photocopy may be prohibited depending on the condition of the library material.

Upon Arrival:

Accessing  Closed Stacks

Reception Hours: 10:00-11:30, 13:00-17:30

Upon Arrival:

  • Please ask the library staff at the counter.

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