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Kyoto University: Libraries, The Institute for Research in Humanities (人文科学研究所 図書室)


General Information

Library, Institute for Research in Humanities,
Kyoto University
Yoshidahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501
+81-75-753-6907, 6909
Email: (Please replace # with @)
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:

Please refer to "Center for Informatics in East Asian Studies".

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

Library of the institute for Research in Humanities

Prior to the Visit:

  • Please ask the library in advance if the visit is allowed.

FAX: +81-75-753-6956

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

Upon Arrival:

  • Please present some form personal ID
  • Please fill out library materials request form 閲覧申込書.


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

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