Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia Library
Hongo campus

Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia Library

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Hongo Campus : Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, Second floor 


  • Monday to Friday, 9:20 to 16:50
  • Books may not be retrieved from the stacks from 11:50 to 13:00 and from 16:00 to 16:50.

Closing Days

  • 2nd Wednesday of each month, Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, New Year's holidays, stacks inspection days, and days of special Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia events.

Eligibility for use of library

  • Members inside the University : Members of the faculty, Students, Former university personnel, Alumni(browsing only), Emeritus professor(browsing only)
  • Non member of the University(browsing only) : Members of the university or research organization, Students of the university or research organization, Others


Members inside the University :

  • The staff and students : Identification card or pass to general library is required.
  • The former staff, alumni and emeritus professors : Pass to general library or emeritus professor certificate is required.

Non member of the University : 

  • Identification card is required.
  • If you belong to university or research institute, please ask the library of your institute.


  • If you hope long-term use, please bring with you the letter of introduction.
  • Others : Please send a "browsing application" to this library.--->about applications (Japanese)


  • Reservation for materials : detail here (Japanese. University member only.)


Browsing materials in the stack

  • Please fill out application form.
  • The number of volumes can be requested at once: 10 volumes (classical chinese books: 5 bands)


Entering stack

  • Faculty members (ISS, Law, Letters, Economics only) can enter the stack.
  • Eligibility: assistants, research fellows, associate professors, professors.


  • Identification card is required.

Reading hours

  • 9:20 to 16:50
  • A book request form is accepted from 9:20 to 11: 50 and from 13:00 to 16:00.


  • Members inside the University : 
  • Materials displayed "学内貸出可"(possible) on OPAC can be lent out.
  • Library pass are required.
  • 3 volumes, 3 weeks.


  • Faculty members (ISS, Law, Letters, Economics) : detail here
  • Non member of the University not available.

Intra-university delivery service

  • Available


  • Photocopying permitted/not permitted:
  • Permitted (restricted to cases when the materials in question are intended to be used in academic research or for educational purposes)
  • Photocopiers available/not available : Commercially-owned coin-operated copier (for personal expense)
  • Procedures for photocopying : Fill out an application form and submit the form at the reading room service counter to obtain permission for photocopying (self-service).
  • Materials for which photocopying is prohibited : thread stitch binding books (e.g., Chinese books) may not be electronically copied.
  • Photocopying hours : Same as library reading hours
  • Cost per sheet copied : 10yen for persons affiliated with University of Tokyo and persons from outside University of Tokyo.
  • Intra-university photocopying service : Order only
  • Other information : Traditional Chinese books may be copied only by photography (to be performed by an outside service whether to be paid for out of personal or university expenses) .

[ update : 2021.10.19 ]

Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, Second floor
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
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