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University of the Ryukyus: Library (附属図書館)


General Information

University of the Ryukyus Library
1 Senbaru,Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0213
Phone: +81-98-895-8167

About the Library:

The library stores a wide variety of materials related to Okinawa at both open and closed stacks.

Resources & Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection size:

  • Books: 873,226 volumes
    • Japanese: 620,161 volumes
    • Foreign: 253,065 volumes
  • Periodicals: 18,656 titles
    • Japanese: 12,604 titles
    • Foreign: 6,052 titles

Notable Collection(s)

  • Please refer to"Collections".

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

Prior to the Visit: Preparation Recommended

  • Please make sure that material(s) are available by checking the OPAC.

Upon Arrival:

  • Please fill out the request form (学外者入館記録簿 Gakugaisha nyūkan kirokubo) at the entrance

Accessing Closed Stack

  • Some Okinawan Materials are stored in the Okinawan Materials Room (Closed Stack).
  • Please fill out the request (館内閲覧証 Kannai eturanshō) and submit it to the service counter by 16:30.

Accessing Rare Materials

  • Collections such as Iha Fuyu Bunko (伊波普猷文庫) and Miyara Dunchi Bunko (宮良殿内文庫) are rare materials.
  • Please fill out the request form "貴重資料利用許可願" before the visit.

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