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University Library

The University Library is composed of the Central Library, the Medical Library and the Pharmacy Library. It provides information resources and services to support the University’s educational and research activities. The Central Library is open from 8:40 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. (except for the vacations)

Library Holdings (As of March 31st, 2021)

  Books Periodicals
Central Library 1,041,185 15,065
Medical Library 172,907 5,365
Pharmacy Library 35,748 1,031
Total 1,249,840 21,461

Special Collections of Books and Manuscripts

1. The Aso Manuscript Collection

This impressive collection of historical documents, formerly kept at Aso Shrine, contains a wealth of information relating to the Nanbokucho and Kamakura Periods. Of the 1,047 items of this collection, 34 volumes of 304 letters and 36 manuscripts have been designated as Important Cultural Properties.

2. The Hosokawa Manuscript Collection

This is the largest collection of primary source materials on the administration of the Hosokawa government (Hosokawa Han), ranging from the Nanbokucho Period to the early Meiji Period.

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