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Notes on use

Notes on Use: Facilities

  • We are not able to answer questions about the materials via telephone.
  • Taking materials outside the library is not allowed.
  • We are unable to accept bills larger than 1,000 yen for photocopying fees, and we cannot change larger bills.
  • If you wish to use your own PC, please inform the counter staff. Please note that there are no power outlets for charging in the library.
  • Please do not use cell phones or cameras. Taking photographs (e.g. of the materials and anywhere inside) in the library is prohibited.
  • Please do not eat, drink, or smoke in the library.
  • Please do not disturb other users, and refrain from speaking in a loud voice or acting in a violent manner.
  • Please do not use any writing implements other than pencils in the library.
  • Please refrain from using the library for any purpose other than the reading of materials from the collection.
  • You will be required to pay compensation if you lose, damage, or write on any of the library materials.
  • In case of an emergency, please follow the directions of the staff.

Notes on Use: Materials

Some materials are stored in the Annex on the premises.
  • It takes at least 30 minutes to prepare materials from the Annex. Please request materials located in the Annex at the counter well in advance.
  • The materials located in the Annex may be unavailable if it is difficult to carry the materials from the Annex to the art library due to bad weather or other reasons.
  • Please note that materials held in the Annex are NOT available on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays.
Prior reservation is required to see the following materials.
  • Fragile materials
  • Microfilms, microfiches
  • Some databases

Click here to browse fragile materials, microfilms, microfiches, and databases.

Please be sure to search the OPAC before coming to the library to see if the material you wish to see is available.


Please see the Location column in the search results of the OPAC.

  • ANX xxx: materials unavailable on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays
  • [Reservation]xxx: prior reservation required

*Please note that materials marked with “Unavailable”, ”補修中”, “展示中“, “デジタル化作業中”, or “利用休止中” are NOT available.

Notes on Use: Photocopying

  • The library is not responsible for any infringement of copyright law. The applicant shall bear all responsibility for any copyright infringement.
  • Please note that all personal information is strictly used for the purposes of delivering library services, statistical reporting and maintenance of the collection.
  • Please print out the required form, fill in the bold fields with the necessary information and submit it to the library counter staff. Please leave the "* Request Ref.#" space empty.
  • A total of 50 pages from up to 5 items of material may be photocopied per request. (For advance appointment materials, a total of 50 pages per request and a total of 100 pages in a single day may be photocopied.)
  • Some materials may not be photocopied for preservation/conservation reasons.
  • Please note that no more than 50% of a copyrighted material may be reproduced.
  • Please note that the library cannot provide refunds for photocopy mistakes.
  • Please follow the instructions of the staff when photocopying.