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The University of Tokyo: Libraries of Graduate Schools for Law and Politics / Faculty of Law (東京大学法学部ライブラリー)

東京大学

General Information

Facility: Faculty of Law Library, The University of Tokyo
Address:
Att: Service Section (Books and Periodicals)
Building No. 3, 3rd floor
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033
Phone:
+81-3-5841-3137 (Diredct),
Ext. 23137
FAX: +81-3-5841-3200
Email: holib#j.u-tokyo.ac.jp(please replace # with @)

About the Library:

The Libraries of Graduate Schools for Law and Politics / Faculty of Law  consists of four sections: 

Faculty of Law Library holds general law information materials (books, journals, periodicals, Japanese law/precedents, etc), 

Foreign Law Materials Reading Room holds information materials on foreign laws and legal precedents. 

Legal History Materials Reading Room holds information materials on (mainly Japanese) legal history.

Center for Modern Japanese Legal and Political Documents [Meiji Shinbun Zasshi Bunko] mainly holds newspapers and periodicals published in the Meiji and Taisho periods.

Related Link(s)

Resources & Facilities

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Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size (As of 2016): 

  • Books: 760,000 volumes
  • Periodicals:  5,900 titles

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

How to Use the Facility

Using the Library
 

Faculty of Law Library

Prior to the Visit: Advance Inquiry and Preparation Required

Legal History Materials Reading Room

  • Please make sure to send a holdings survey request (所蔵調査依頼 Shozō chōsa irai) by fax from your home institution library. 
  • If you are not affiliated with any university or research institution:
    • Please verify the desired material is available by using UT OPAC.
    • After finding materials, please fill out the application form Shiryo riyo shinseisho 資料利用申請書  found on their webpage and send by Fax.
  • Hours: 9:30-12:00, 13:00-16:00
  • Closed: Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays, New Years Holidays, First Thursday of every month and the Entrance Exam Period. 

Prior to the Visit: Advance Inquiry Required

  • Please contact the library:

   Hōsei shiryōshitsu jimu tantō 
   (法制史資料室事務担当) 
   Phone: +81-3-5841-3166 

Photocopy: Please ask the staff.
 
Center for Modern Japanese Legal and Political Documents [Meiji Shinbun Zasshi Bunko]

Prior to the visit: Advance Inquiry and Preparation Required

  • Letter of Introduction (紹介状 Shōkaijō) from your home institution library. Please use the following form if your 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 your home institution does not have one:
    • Library Materials Request Form (Word,  PDF)
  • The form should include:
    • Address
    • Phone number
    • Affiliation 
    • Name
    • Purpose of the visit (research objectives)
    • Requested materials 
    • Duration of visit
  • And send it to:

Graduate Schools for Law and Politics / Faculty of Law Center for Modern Japanese Legal and Political Documents Meiji Shinbun Zasshi Bunko Section 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
Phone:+81-3-5841-3171 (Direct), Ext. 23171
FAX: +81-3-5841-0212
E-mail: lmeiji#j.u-tokyo.ac.jp (Please replace # with @)

Upon Arrival: 

  • Please present some form of personal ID, the application letter, and a letter of introduction at the service desk.

Photocopy: Please read "Photocopying" on their webpage.

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