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Nagoya University: Central Library (名古屋大学附属図書館 中央図書館)


General Information

Nagoya University Central Library
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 464-8601
+81-52-789-3678 (Information Desk)

About the Library:

The Central Library holds about 1.2 million volumes of materials.  Most of the materials are in open stack shelves.

Resources & Facilities

Related Link(s)

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size: 1,255.466 volumes (as of March 2018)

Notable Collection(s):

  • Takagi Family Documents (高木家文書): Passed down through the Takagi Family, retainers for a local gentry family in (美濃国 Minonokuni), including documents from the Horeki period flood control incident (宝暦治水 Horeki Chisui) , Kisogawa River flood controls, governance and finances of the territory’s villages, and household matters. (about 100,000 items).
  • Ito Keisuke Collection (伊藤圭介文庫) Rare materials (188 volumes) written by Itō Keisuke (伊藤圭介), doctor, botany expert. The digital collection contains encyclopedia for plants, fish and mammals
  • Hibi Family Documents (日比家文書): Documents handed down through the Hibi Family, a family of wealthy farmers from the former Sawada-village, Yōrō-gun (旧養老郡沢田村), present-day Yoro-town (about 5,000 items).
  • Okada Family Documents (岡田家文書): Documents handed down through the Okada Family of village headman in Nagasuka-village, Kaito-gun, Owarinokuni 尾張国海東郡長須賀村 (present-day Tomita-cho, Nakagawa-ku, Nagoya-city) related to governance of the village, managment of new fields and household matters.
  • Jingu Kogakkan Collection (神宮皇学館文庫): Jingu Kogakkan Collection related to religions, literature, law, and economics in Japanese and Chinese (14,295 volumes).
  • Tibetan Buddhist Texts (チベット仏教全書): Reprints of Buddhist texts brought out from Tibet after the ‘Liberation’ by China in 1959 and reproduced in India (735 volumes, a large scale collection acquired in 1983).

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:

  • Please go to  "A Guide to the Central Library" on their webpage.
  • Please verify the desired material is available by using Nagoya University Library OPAC.

Note: The comprehensive guide to the Central Library (English version 2011/2012 in PDF format) is available  on their webpage.

  • Photocopy services are provided in accordance with Japanese copyright laws.
  • Please read "Photocopying / Inter-Library Loan Desk" on their webpage.

Accessing Closed Stack

Users are not allowed to go to the closed stack. Please ask the staff.

Archives(保存書庫資料 Hozonshoko shiryō):

  • Please use the following form to submit requests: 「中央図書館閉架資料の利用希望」フォーム.
  • Please check "Archives."
  • Please receive the materials at the Information & Circulation Desk in 10 days after they are ready.

Materials In Laboratory (研究室資料 Kenkyushitsu shiryō): The Opac "Status" shows "in laboratory." 

  • Please use the following form to submit requests: 「中央図書館閉架資料の利用希望」フォーム.
  • Please make to check "In laboratory" on their webpage.
  • Please receive the materials at the Information & Circulation Desk when they are ready.

Accessing Rare Materials

Service Hours:

  • Hours: 8:30-17:00
  • Closed: Saturday, Sunday and Other Holidays

Prior to the Visit: Advance Inquiry and Preparation Required

  • Please make a reservation with the Information & Circulation Desk at least 3 days before the visit.
  • Please use the following form to submit requests: 「中央図書館閉架資料の利用希望」フォーム.
  • Please make sure to include the desired visit date.

Upon Arrival:

  • Please fill out Kichōtosho etsuranhyō (貴重図書閲覧票), available at the circulation desk on the 2nd floor.
  • Please present some form of personal ID.

Viewing Takagike monjo:

  • Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday: 9:00-16:30
  • Please call the following location in advance:

名古屋大学附属図書館研究開発室 Nagoya University Library Kenkyū Kaihatsushitsu
TEL: +81-52-789-3697

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