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Hiroshima University: Central Library (広島大学 中央図書館)


General Information

Hiroshima University Central Libray
1-2-2 Kagamiyama Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8511
Email: replace # with @)
8:30-22:00, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00-20:00. 
National Holidays, 11/5, 12/27-1/4, the forth Thursday every month

About the Hiroshima University Library:

The Hiroshima University Library consists of 5 buildings with a combined floor area of 28,000 (m2).  It is considered one of the largest libraries in the country.

Resources & Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size: 3.28 million volumes
Focus: General
Notable Collection(s): Please refer to "Special Collection Lists".

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

There are Entrance (入館 Nyūkan) gate and Exit (退館 Taikan) gate.

Reading and reference service only.

Prior to the Visit:

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


  • Please fill out the request form (複写申込書 Fukusha shinseisho ) next to the copy machine.
  • Self-service Copy Fee:
    • Black: 10 yen
    • Color: 50 yen
  • At Counter Fee:
    • Black: 50 yen
    • Color: 100 yen

Accessing Closed Stack

  • Please use the request form (図書利用票 Tosho riyōhyō) or (雑誌利用票 Zasshi riyōhyō ) for magazines and submit at the check in /out counter.
  • Up to 8 books and up to 5 magazines per request.
  • Please return the material(s) within fifteen minutes of closing.

Accessing Rare Materials

Note: This procedure is also applicable for using their digital collections.

Prior to the Visit: 

  • Please ask for inquiry(s) at:
広島大学図書館 調査相談サービス主担当
Tel: 082-424-6216 Fax: 082-424-6204          
E-mail: (Please replace # with @).
  • Please fill out "貴重資料等利用許可願 (PDF)" and "デジタル画像資料等利用許可願" for using digital collections at least one week before the visit.
  • and send it to:

〒739-8512 東広島市鏡山一丁目2番2号
広島大学中央図書館 フロアサービス主担当


  • Photocopy services are provided in accordance with Japanese copyright laws.
  • No photocopy service is available, but users can take photo(s). Please bring your own camera.

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