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Using the Library

Search for books and magazines using webOPAC, then verify the call number and location in the Annex. You can also search in the Annex directly using the appropriate classifications.
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Placement of Materials

Books Japanese Library Annex 1st Floor, 2nd Floor /
Library Annex Ⅲ 2nd Floor
[S1 Japanese・ S2 Japanese・E2 Japanese K-KD] Label PINK A-GB (Politics, Economics, Society, History) are on the first floor of Library Annex Ⅰ, GC-HR / KE-Y (Religion, Art, Literature, Bunko and Shinsho Paperbacks) are shelved on the second floor of Library Annex Ⅰ. K-KD (Arts and Music) are shelved on the second floor of Library Annex Ⅲ.
Oversized Library Annex 2nd Floor [S2 Oversized Japanese] Oversized Japanese books (YP・YQ) are located on separate shelves.
English etc. Library Annex Ⅱ 3rd Floor
Library Annex Ⅲ 2nd Floor
[G3 Foreign・ E2 Foreign N] Label BLUE Books written primarily in Western languages such as English, labeled "foreign books," are located on the third floor of Library Annex Ⅱ. Of these, N-NX (Arts) are shelved on the second floor of Library Annex Ⅲ.
Chinese Library Annex Ⅱ 2nd Floor /
Library Annex Ⅲ 2nd Floor
[G2 Chinese・E2 Chinese K-KD] Label ORANGE Books written in Chinese are located on the second floor of Library Annex Ⅱ. Of these, K-KD (Arts and Music) are shelved on the second floor of Library Annex Ⅲ.
Hangul Library Annex Ⅱ 3rd Floor [G3 Hangul] Label GREEN
Russian Library Annex Ⅱ 3rd Floor [G3 Russian] Label NAVY
Foreign Oversized Library Annex Ⅱ 2nd Floor [S2 Oversized Foreign] Label BLUE All oversized books in foreign languages (YP・YQ) are shelved together, regardless of language.
Periodical Japanese Bound Library Annex Ⅱ 1st Floor(Moving bookshelves) [G1 Periodical] Bound RED Japanese magazines are shelved in the order of the Japanese syllabary by title.
New Arrivals Library Annex Ⅱ 1st Floor(Wooden bookshelves) [G1 Periodical]
English etc. Bound Library Annex Ⅱ 2nd Floor(Moving bookshelves) [G2 Periodical] Bound BLUE Magazines written primarily in Western languages such as English, labeled "Foreign Magazines," are shelved alphabetically by title.
New Arrivals Library 2nd Floor(Wooden bookshelves) [G2 Periodical] The latest editions of foreign-language magazines are shelved on the second floor of the library by the sofas.
Chinese Bound Library Annex Ⅱ 2nd Floor Bound BLUE
New Arrivals Library Annex Ⅱ 2nd Floor(Wooden bookshelves) [G1 Periodical BN] The latest editions of foreign-language magazines are shelved on the second floor of the library by the sofas.
Hangul Bound Library Annex Ⅱ 3rd Floor Bound BLUE
New Arrivals Library 2nd Floor(Wooden bookshelves) [G1 Periodical BN] The latest editions of foreign-language magazines are shelved on the second floor of the library by the sofas.
Russian Bound Library Annex Ⅱ 3rd Floor Bound BLUE
New Arrivals Library 2nd Floor(Wooden bookshelves) [G1 Periodical BN] The latest editions of foreign-language magazines are shelved on the second floor of the library by the sofas.
Reference (all) Library 1st Floor [T1 Reference] Label GREEN No Sticker Reference works such as dictionaries and encyclopedias.
Biographical (all) Library 1st Floor [T1 Catalog] Label GREEN Sticker BLUE Reference works such as dictionaries and encyclopedias.
Catalog (all) Library 2nd Floor [T2 Catalog] Label GREENSticker GREEN Catalogs and bibliographies for libraries and archives in Japan and overseas.
Yearbook (all) Library 2nd, 3rd Floor [T2 Yearbook・T3 Chinese Yearbook] Label GREEN Sticker RED Japanese and foreign yearbooks, white papers. Most Chinese-language yearbooks are shelved on the third floor of the library.
  • Sōda Collection: Library Annex Ⅱ 3rd Floor [G3 Sōda Collection] Classical texts, traditionally bound books shelved separately
  • Noma Collection: Library Annex Ⅱ 3rd Floor [G3 Noma Collection] Classical texts such as Noma rekiyō shelved separately
  • Bunko editions: Library Annex 2nd Floor US/2~
  • Shinsho editions: Library Annex 2nd Floor US/1~
  • VHS video・DVD・CDs, etc.: Audiovisual room [E1 AV]. Ask at the counter.
  • Microfilm: Microfilm Room [S1 Micro] Ask at the counter.
  • CD-ROM/DVD (Database): AV Room [T1 AV] Ask at the counter.

Book Classifications

Japanese-language Books, etc.

(Japanese, Chinese, Hangul, Reference Books)
Shelved according to National Diet Library Classification (NDLC).

A Politics, Law, Administration SA Anthropology
B Parliamentary Publications SB Psychology
C Legal Materials SC Medical Sciences
D Economics, Industry SD Pharmaceutical Sciences
DT Statistics U-UM General Learning, Journalism, Libraries
E Social Affairs, Labor UP Bibliographies, Catalogs
F Education UR Encyclopedias
G History, Geography US Shinsho and Bunko Editions, Other Series
H-HD Philosophy Y Children's Books, Textbooks, Limited Cataloging Materials
HK-HR Religion YA-YT Special Materials
K-KD The Arts YG Maps
KE-KT Language, Literature YP Oversized Books
M-P Natural Sciences, Engineering Z Almanacs, Yearbooks
RA Biology    

Books in Western Languages

Shelved according to Library of Congress Classification (LCC).

A General Works K Law
B-BJ Philosophy L Education
BL-BX Religion M Music
C Auxiliary Sciences of History N Fine Arts
D World History (excluding History of the Americas) P Language and Literature
E-F History of the Americas Q Science
G Geography, Anthropology, Recreation R Medicine
H Social Sciences S Agriculture
HA Statistics T Technology
HB-HJ Economics U Military Science
HM-HK Sociology V Naval Science
J Political Science Z Bibliography, Library Science
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