Historiographical Institute Library
Hongo campus

Historiographical Institute Library


Hongo Campus : Historigraphical Institute, Third floor


  • Monday to Friday, 9:15 AM to 4:45 PM
  • Registration: 9:15-11:50 AM, 1:00-4:30 PM

Closing Days

  • Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays
  • Stacks inspection period (one week during April)
  • The 2nd Tuesday and the last Monday of the month
  • New Year's holidays, and entrance examinations period
  • Library may also be closed at other times as required

Eligibility for use of library

Persons affiliated with University of Tokyo:

  • Faculty members, graduate students, undergraduate students and university personnel.

Persons from outside University of Tokyo:

  • Persons bearing a letter of introduction from a library of an affiliated university or research institution with which they are affiliated ; graduate students or teachers bearing an ID card of an affiliated national university ; individuals who have submitted a request form for reading privileges.

Requirements for admission to library

  • Persons wishing to gain admission to the library must present a student ID or personal identification or a request form for reading privileges.
  • Note that a reading pass may be issued only after an applicant has filled in all required information on the request form. 
  • Once issued, a reading pass remains valid until the end of the current academic year.

Requirements for reading in library

  • Persons wishing to gain access to closed stack materials must fill out and submit a request form for access to library materials.
  • Reading hours : 9:15 AM to 4:45 PM
  • Materials should be reterned by 4:30 PM, Materials request reception :9:15-11:50 AM, 1:00 -4:15 PM
  • Maximum number of books: Users may request access to no more than 10 books or other materials at a time.
  • Rare books : There is the case that application and a reservation need.

Intra-university delivery service

  • Available (restricted to books the book that the call number starts by "L")


  • Photocopying permitted/not permitted: Permitted (depends on condition of the book)
  • For the most part, books are to be copied using electronic photocopiers and historical materials are to be reproduced by photography.
  • Note that in the case of photography the cost of photography and the service to be used may differ depending on the size of the photo paper.
  • Photocopiers available/not available : Available(1 copier and 2 microform reader-printers)
  • Procedures for photocopying : Fill out required information and submit application form either to a librarian at the library counter or by mail.
  • Materials for which photocopying is prohibited : Seriously damaged or degraded materials.
  • Photocopying hours : Same as regular library hours.
  • Cost per sheet copied : Differs in accordance with the photocopying method used.
  • Intra-university photocopying service : Available

[ update : 2017.8.22 ]

Historigraphical Institute, Third floor
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
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