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Yokohama National University: Central Library (横浜国立大学附属図書館 中央図書館)


General Information

Yokohama National University
Central Library
79-1 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku,
Yokohama 240-8501
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8:40-21:45, Saturday, Sunday, Holiday: 9:30-16:30
Off Semester: 8:40-21:45, Saturday,
Sunday, Holiday: 9:30-16:30
New Year's Holidays, Entrance examination period


About the Central Library:

Renovated in 2003, the Library has about 1,100 seats and about 100 computers.

In addition, there is  the Information Lounge, which is available for various students’ activities, the Media Hall, the Working Studios for group study and Café which is popular among students.

Resources and Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size: About 760,000 items

Notable Collection(s) The description of prominent collections are available at:


Online Library Catalog:


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




Campus Map:

How to Use the Facility

Using the Library

Access to Monographs, Periodicals and Micro-form materials

Prior to the Visit: No advance Inquiry and preparation are required except:
  • Advance Inquiry is required for a user who wants specific library materials.  Please contact:

   Yokohama National University Library
   Reference & ILL Section
   79-6 Tokiwadai Hodogaya-ku
   Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Japan
   Phone: +81-45-339-3217
   FAX: +81-45-339-3229

  • Service Hours: Monday-Friday (except holidays) 9:00-17:00

Upon Arrival:

  • Please fill out the application form (学外者来館票 Gakugaisha raikanhyō) at the main counter.
  • Please present some form of ID.
Floor Guide/Maps: For the locations of library materials, please go to "施設ガイド":


  • Photocopy services are provided in accordance with Japanese copyright laws.
  • Please fill out a copy request form (文献複写申込書 Bunken fukusha mōshikomisho ).
  • Copy Fee:
    • Black: 10 yen


YNU Affiliates:

  • UP to 5 books for 14 days
  • For Alumni, former staff, please bring proof of affiliation such as diploma, proof of employment,  staff record, etc.
  • Please bring some form of ID, proof of residency such as a mail that was received within last month.
  • Please fill out (図書利用カード交付申請書 tosho riyō cado kōfu sinseisho) and submit at the Central Library main counter.

Kanagawa residents and Library Consortium of Universities in Yokohama City Students, Faculty/Staff:

  • Up to 2 books for 14 days
  • Please bring some form of ID, proof of in Kanagawa prefecture residency such as a mail that was received within last month.
  • Please fill out (図書利用カード交付申請書 toshoriyō cado kōfu sinseisho) and submit at the Central Library main counter.

Note: Yokohama city library consortium members are: Kanagawa University library, Kanto Gakuin University library, Keio University Hiyoshi Media Center, Kokugakuin Tama Plaza Library, Tsurumi University Library, Toin University of Yokohama University Information Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology Suzukakedai Library , Tokyo City University Yokohama campus library, Toyo Eiwa University Library, Ferris University Library, Meiji Gakuin University Yokohama campus library, Yokohama National University Library, Yokohama College of Commerce Library and Yokohama City University Library and Information Center.

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