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Nagoya University: School of Letters Library (名古屋大学文学部 研究科・文学部図書室)


General Information

Nagoya University School of Letter Library
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 464-8601
Recipient: Buntosho (文図書)
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays, New years (12/27-1/4) and other days as noted on Kyūshitsubi (休室日)


About the Library:

The School of Letters Library is located at Higashiyama Campus.  The library currently holds 291,581 books and 1,212 periodical titles. The Library also holds some Graduate School of Environmental Studies related library materials.

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Resources & Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size:

  • Books: 326,366 volumes (as of March 2018)

Notable Collection(s):

  • Matsugike monjo (真継家文書): The Matsugi family was Jigeke (地下官人), a court official family that served the Imperial Court. Documents include materials related lower officials in the Imperial Court and related the metal casters (鋳物師 Imoji.) as the Matsugi family was one of the most influencial metal casters in Japan (a database search engine is available on their webpage in Japanese).

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

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How to Use the Facility

Using the Library

Prior to the Visit: No Advance Inquiry and Preparation Required

Upon Arrival:
  • Please present some form of personal ID.
  • Photocopy services are provided in accordance with Japanese copyright laws.
  • Please ask the library staff.


  • Nagoya University Affiliates Only.
  • Up to 5 books for 7days to 14days

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