Graduate Schools for Law and Politics / Center for Modern Japanese Legal and Political Documents (Meiji Shinbun Zasshi Bunko)
Hongo campus

Graduate Schools for Law and Politics / Faculty of Law Center for Modern Japanese Legal and Political Documents

(Meiji Shinbun Zasshi Bunko) 

Reading room is opened from August 2nd, but limited seats and needs the reservation.
For more details see our web site (Japanese).


Hongo Campus : Beside Historiographical Institute Building, Basement


  • Weekdays from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Closing Days

  • Saturdays, Sundays, National holidays, Inspection days, New Year's holidays and during University of Tokyo entrance examinations period Library may also be closed on other days as required.
  • For details : see Library website (Japanese only)

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 the institution with which they are affiliated.
  • Persons non affiliated with any organizations, contact the library.

Requirements for admission to library

  • Persons wishing to gain admission to the library must present a student ID or personal identification and a letter of introduction.

Requirements for reading in library

  • Procedures : Books from the stacks must be requested at the service desk.
  • Hours for Call-Slip acceptance : 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM and from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Reading hours : 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM


  • Not available

Intra-university delivery service

  • Not available


  • Photocopying permitted/not permitted : Permitted
  • Photocopiers available/not available : Available (1 coin-operated machine)
  • Procedures for photocopying : Fill out an "Application for Photocopy" form.
  • Photocopying hours : 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Cost per sheet copied : 10yen / color 50yen 
  • Materials for which photocopying is prohibited : Damaged materials, original newspapers and rare books are available to make photographic reproduction only.
  • Note that the cost of photography and the available service may differ depending on the size of the photo paper.
  • Intra-university photocopying service : Not available

Other information

  • User guide : Guide to using Meiji Shinbun Zasshi Bunko, the University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics

[ update : 2021.7.21 ]

Beside Historiographical Institute Building , Basement
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
UTokyo WiFi:
ECCS terminals:
Not Available (NA)