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Waseda University: S. Takata Memorial Research Library (高田早苗記念研究図書館)


General Information

Facility: Sanae Takata  Memorial Research Library
Address: Building No.2, 3F South Entrance 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-8050
Phone: +81-3-3203-1851
FAX: +81-3-3207-7060

About the Library:

The S. Takata Memorial Research Library was opened in 1994, commemorating the first and third president of the university, Sanae Takata. The library is a research library, containing materials for the faculty of political science and economics, law, commerce, education, and other social sciences, and related research.  The library holds about 470,000 volumes (170,000 in Japanese, 300,000 in other languages).

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Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size (As of 2015): 

  • Books: 496,601 volumes
    • Japanese books: 190,308 volumes
    • Non Japanese books: 306,293 volumes

Notable Collection(s): For a list of collections held by Waseda University, please refer to "Special 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 Collections

How to Use the Facility

Using the Library

Prior to the Visit:

  • Please find information on materials by using online library catalog.
  • Letter of Introduction (紹介状 Shōkaijō) from your home institution library. Please use the following form if the home institution does not have one:
    • A letter of Introduction (Word,  PDF)
  • Your home institution library has to inquire about the availability of needed materials in the Library by contacting (individual inquires are not accepted):
E-mail:  (Please replace #with @)
  • Photocopy services are provided in accordance with Japanese copyright laws.
  • Prepaid copy card (1000 yen・2000 yen) recommended since there is no money changers
  • The library will not issue receipts for copying

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