Skip to Main Content

Kyoto University: Center for Informatics in East Asian Studies Library (東アジア人文情報学研究センター図書室)


General Information

Center for Informatics in East Asian Studies Library
Kyoto University
Yoshidahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501
9:30-12:00, 1:00-16:30
Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays, New Years, August 1st-16th
and other dates

About the Library:

As of 2008, The institute's library holds 556,014 information materials  (147,462 in Japanese, 326,818 in Chinese, and 81,734 in Western languages).  In addition, the library holds 6,212 periodical titles (2,509 in Japanese, 2,774 in Chinese, 122 in Korean and 807 in Western languages).

The Japanese collection includes books on the Meiji Restoration, and Japanese society and labor during World War II. The Chinese collection is mainly composed of monographs.  The Western books collection consists largely of French literature from the 18th-19th centuries.

Parent Facility

Related Link(s)

Resources & Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size (As of 2007): 

  • Books: 549,325 volumes
    • Japanese: 145,561 volumes
    • Chinese: 323,321 volumes
    • Western Languages: 80,443 volumes
  • Periodicals: 6,099 titles
    • Japanese: 2,410 titles
    • Chinese: 2,774 titles
    • Korean: 114 titles
    • Western Languages: 801 titles

Notable Collection(s):

  • Muramoto Bunko (村本文庫): The collection consists of Chinese materials on the history of the sutra (8,407 volumes).
  • Nakae Bunko (中江文庫): The collection consists of Chinese classical works and books in Western languages on philosophy and the social sciences (6,836 volumes).
  • Matsumoto Bunko (松本文庫): The collection consists of writing works in Japanese, Chinese, and Western languages, including Buddhism, fine arts, and archaeology (11,456 volumes).
  • Naito Bunko (内藤文庫): The collection consists of Chinese materials on Manchuria, Mongolia, and the end of the Ching Dynasty (1,046 volumes).
  • Yano Bunko (矢野文庫): The collection consists of publications in the Republic of China, focusing on history (697 volumes).

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


How to Use the Facility

Using the Library

Center for Informatics in East Asian Studies, Institute for Research in Humanities

Prior to the Visit:

  • Please ask the library in advance.

京都大学人文科学研究所 東アジア人文情報学研究センター図書室
FAX: +81-75-753-6988

  • Please ask about library materials request form (閲覧申込書 Etsuran mōsikomisho).
  • Please verify the desired material is available by using KULINE.

Upon Arrival:

  • Please present Some forms personal ID
  • Please present 閲覧申込書
  • Please obtain the reading room user card , Etsuranriyō Kādo (閲覧利用カード).


  • Photocopy services are provided in accordance with Japanese copyright laws. 

  • Please refer to "Copying Service"

Give Us Your Feedback

We are constantly improving the guide contents and we want your opinion.

For all comments and questions about the Guide, please e-mail us:


North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources
Copyright 2017
Contact the Webmaster