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Osaka University: Main Library (大阪大学附属図書館 総合図書館)

大阪大学

General Information

Facility: Osaka University Main Library
Address: 1-4 Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, Osaka 569-0043
Phone: +81-6-6850-5067(Please use e-mail bellow for the contact)
Email: honkan#library.osaka-u.ac.jp(Please replace # with @)

About Main Library:

The Main Library, the core of the Osaka University library system, is the second-largest main library of any national university in Japan. It has a total area of 18,930 square meters, houses about 1.64 million volumes, and has seating for 1,500.

Inside of the library, there are a number of group study rooms and private study rooms, and it also offers areas for different purposes, such as a computer terminal zone and a silent zone, to provide a rich array of support services for study and research.

Related Link(s)

Resources & Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size: 1.64 million volumes

Notable Collection(s):

  • Akagi bunkozō "Kojōruri" collection (赤木文庫蔵「古浄瑠璃」コレクション)
  • Chugoku hōshi sōsho (中国方志叢書)

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

Databases

Digital Collection(s)

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 the Online Catalog.
Upon Arrival:
  • Library Card (Status:Visitors)

  • Those who are 20 years old or more and are able to check out and return materials directly on their own.
  • Please present some form of ID
  • Please apply to the counter (Service Hours: Weekdays 9:00-17:00)
Photocopy:
  • Please refer to "Copying Service".

Accessing Rare Materials

Prior to the Visit: Advance Inquiry/Preparation Required

  • Please verify the desired material is available by using the Online Catalog.
  • Please inquire about the availability of materials by Fax or email:

Att: 総合図書館 参考調査担当
-References
FAX: +81-6-6850-5069 
E-Mail: sanko-honkan#library.osaka-u.ac.jp
(Please replace # with @)
Service Hours: 9:00-17:00
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, Holidays

  • Please fill out "大阪大学附属図書館総合図書館貴重図書室利用許可願(学外者用)".
  • Pleae send the form by Fax or email in 2 weeks prior to the visit:
Att: 総合図書館 フロアサービス担当-Floor services
FAX:  +81-6-6850-6044
E-Mail: hserv01#library.osaka-u.ac.jp (Please replace # with @)
 
Photocopy:
  • Please fill out Kichōtosho tokubetsuriyo riyōkyoka neagai (貴重図書特別利用許可願).
  • Different processes will be taken depending on the purpose, please consult library staff before the visit.

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