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University of Tsukuba: Central Library (筑波大学附属図書館 中央図書館)


General Information

University of Tsukuba  Central Library
1-1-1 Tennoudai, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki, 305-8577
Email: (Please replace # with @)


About the Library:

The University of Tsukuba Library (Tulips) consists of the Central Library and four specialized libraries, the: Art and Physical Education Library, Medical Library, Library on Library and Information Science, and Otsuka Library (Tokyo). When it comes to acquiring library materials, all libraries are under the control of the unified administrative system.  In addition, they use open stack system to be open to the community. The university library also provides good reference services, including volunteer staff service in English at the Central library.

Resource & Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Rare Book 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)

Online Resources

How to Use the Facility

Using the Library

Open to the Public

Prior to the Visit:

  • Please verify the desired material is available by using Tulips OPAC.
Upon Arrival:
  • Please fill out a form to obtain the visitor's badge at the main counter.


  • Photocopy services are provided in accordance with Japanese copyright laws.
  • Copy Fee:
    • Black: 10 yen
    • Color: 70 yen

Accessing Rare Materials

Special Procedure for viewing Rare books (including Japanese books made before years of Keicho (1614))

These are indicated as "Rare books" in the "material format" section on the Online Catalog.

Prior to the Visit:

  • Please fill out "貴重図書等閲覧申請書" and mail to:
Section of Historic Materials, University of Tsukuba
Library 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki,
Japan 305-8577

  • Please send this out well in advance in order for it to arrive at the library at least a week before the planned visit, allowing for typical days required for international mail.

Note: for more information about using the library, please refer to "Library Guide".

Note:Please call 029-853-2348(Volunteer Staff)for inquiries in English.

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