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Kyoto University: Yoshida-south library (吉田南総合図書館)


General Information

Library of Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies,
Faculty of Integrated Human Studies
Yoshida Nihonmatsucho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501
Email: (Please replace # with @)

About the Library:

The origin of the library of Human and Environmental Studies, known as the Jinkan Library, dates back to the foundation of the Library of the Third Higher School, which was taken over by the Library of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1949.  After the Library of the Faculty of Integrated Human Studies was established in 1992, the library became the part of the facility.  The Jinkan library was given its' current name in 2003. In 2008, "Wa-on," the learning commons space, opened for group study discussions and study meetings.

The library holds about 590,000 volumes (310,000 in Japanese)  and about 5,100 periodical titles.

In April 2014, the library renamed as Yoshida-South Library.

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Resources & Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size:

  • Books: 590,000 volumes (310,000 in Japanese)
  • Periodicals: 5,100 periodical titles

Notable Collection(s): For the list of Collections held by this library, Please refer to "コレクション".

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

Prior to the Visit:

  • Online Catalog: Please find information on materials by using KULINE.
  • Please refer to "Copying Service".

Accessing Rare Materials

Service Hours:

  • Hours: 9:00-17:00
  • Closed: Saturday, Sunday, Other Holidays

Prior to the Visit:

  • Please contact the library in advance.
  • Please fill out Kichōtosho eturan negai (貴重図書閲覧願) 
  • Letter of Introduction (紹介状 ō) from the home institution library (please use the following form if the home institution does not have one):

Upon Arrival:

Photocopy: Please ask the library staff.

  • Please present 貴重図書閲覧許可書.
  • Please present some form of personal ID
    • A letter of Introduction (Word,  PDF)
  • The library will issue Kichō tosho etsuran kyokasho (貴重図書閲覧許可書)

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