About Komaba Library


  • Komaba Library Rules=駒場図書館規則(in Japanese)
  • Komaba Library usage rules =駒場図書館利用規則(in Japanese)
  • Detailed use of Komaba library=駒場図書館利用細則 (in Japanese)
  • The University of Tokyo Komaba Library General citizen use internal rules=東京大学駒場図書館一般市民利用内規 (in Japanese)

Overview of the building

  • Current building completed in March 2002
  • Current library opened in October 2002
  • Total Floor Space : approx. 8,600 m2
  • 4 floors above ground, 2 basement floors
  • Reinforced-concrete building


Holdings (As of March 31, 2017)
  in Japanese other language Total
Books(number of volumes) 453,159 210,152 663.311
Periodicals(number of titles) 2,279 3,432 5,711


Acquisitions (fiscal year 2016)
  in Japanese other language Total
Books(number of volumes) 11,373 2,156 13,529
Periodicals(number of titles) 713 593 1,306


Service(fiscal year 2016)
Opening days 334 days
Number of visitors 700,000 people
Lending(number of volumes) 170,000 volumes



The First Higher School, and the Tokyo High School were included in the University of Tokyo, which became the University of Tokyo College of Arts and Sciences.


The College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo Library Main Building was completed.


Library Operation was computerized.


The plan to build new library had been decided.


Materials from the College of Arts and Sciences Library, Bldg. 8 library and other detached libraries within the building were integrated into the new Komaba Library. The Komaba Library was opened.


The Komaba Library became one of the Campus Libraries of the University of Tokyo Library System in the Komaba Campus.


Projects exhibitions on the First Floor began.


The library participated in the 11th Library Fair and Forum/Scientific Information Open Summit 2009 Poster Session. The title was "The man to measures : measurement education in the First Higher Scholl" produced in cooperation with the Komaba Museum.


The GENKI BOOKS corner was installed.


Start for providing the First Floor exhibition space to students and faculty staff.


Signed a memorandum of understanding on mutual utilization with the IDE Library (Chiba City).