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Nara Women's University: Nara Women's University Academic Information Center (奈良女子大学学術情報センター)


General Information

Nara Women's University Academic Information
Kitauoyanishi-machi, Nara 630-8506
(Please replace # with @)
9:00-21:00, Saturday: 10:00-17:00,
Sunday: 13:00-17:00
Off Semester:
9:00-17:00, Saturday: 10:00-17:00,
Sunday: 13:00-17:00
National Holidays, the fourth Wednesday,
University Foundation Day (May 1st)
Summer recess, New Year's Holidays

About the Library:

A special feature about the university library is that it adopts an "All Open Stack" policy.  The library provides enhanced services for its users by using the open library system.

Related Resources

Resources & Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size:

  • Books: 480,000 volumes
  • Periodicals: 14,000 periodical titles

Notable Collection(s) 

  • The World of the Tale of Ise
  • Edo Period Travel Notes
  • The Kiyoshi Oka Collection: papers, manuscripts, letters, photographs and memoranda of a mathematician Dr.OKA Kiyoshi (Professor Emeritus of Nara Women's University, 1901-1978), donated in 1999 by his family.

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

The Library is all open stack.

Service Hours:

  • Monday- Friday: 9:00-17:00
  • Saturday, Sunday: requires the library card

Prior to the Visit: Advance Inquiry Required

  • Please verify the desired material is available by using their OPAC.
  • Please inquire the Information Service Section at:

Email address:
(Please replace # with @)

Upon Arrival:

  • Please present some form of ID.
  • Materials from faculty research room (教員研究室 Kyōin kenkyūshitsu) are not available for viewing.


  • Photocopy services are provided in accordance with Japanese copyright laws.
  • Self Service
  • Copy fee
    • Black and White: 35 yen
    • Color: 140 yen


  • Please send a request through your home institute library.

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