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Osaka University: International Studies Library (外国学図書室)


General Information

Osaka University International Studies Library
8-1-1 Aomatani Higashi Minoh, Osaka 569-0043
+81-72-730-5126(Please use e-mail bellow for the contact)
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Saturday and Sunday: 10:00-17:00


About International Studies Library:

The International Studies Library opened as the Osaka School of Foreign Studies in 1921.  After the merger with Osaka University in 2007, the library became the Minoh Branch Library.  Then, the name was changed to the International Studies Library. The library holds about 600,000 volumes, related to regional studies, linguistics and literature, about 7,000 periodical titles, and provides linguistic resources for teaching and research on foreign languages.

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Resources & Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size:

  • Books: 600,000 volumes
  • Periodicals 7,000 titles

Focus: Regional studies, Linguistics and Literature, Linguistic resources for teaching and research

Notable Collection(s):

  • Ishihiro Bunko (石濱文庫): Oriental Studies Collection held by Dr. Juntarō Ishihiro (石濱純太郎) (39,000 items).


How to Use the Facility

Using the Library 

Prior to the Visit: No Advance Inquiry Required
  • Please verify the desired material is available by using Osaka University Library Online Catalog.
Upon Arrival:
  • Please check-in at the entrance counter.
  • Photocopy services are provided in accordance with Japanese copyright laws.
  • Copy Fee:
    • Black and White: 35 yen
    • Color: 80 yen
Accessing Closed Stack

Prior to the Visit: No Advance Inquiry Required

Service Hours:

  • Hours:9:00-16:30
  • Closed:Saturday, Sunday, Holidays

Upon Arrival:

  • Please fill out Tosho seikyūsho (図書請求書) at the main counter.
  • Different processes will apply depending on the purpose, please consult library staff before the visit.

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