About Komaba Library

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  • Komaba Library Rules=駒場図書館規則(Japanese)
  • Rules for Using the Komaba Library=駒場図書館利用規則(Japanese)
  • Detailed Rules for Use of the Komaba Library=駒場図書館利用細則 (Japanese)

Overview of the building

  • Current building completed in March 2002
  • The current library opened in October 2002
  • Total floor space: approx. 8,600 ㎡
  • 4 floors above ground, 2 basement floors
  • Reinforced-concrete building
  • Preliminary Design: Professor Emeritus, Hisao Kouyama / Construction Design: Kume Sekkei Co., Ltd.


Collection (as of March 31, 2022)


Books(no. of volumes) 480,907 219,070 699,977
Periodicals(no. of titles) 2,337 3,583 5,920


Acquisitions (fiscal year 2021)
  Japanese Other languages Total
Books(no. of volumes) 7,708 3,659 11,367
Periodicals(no. of titles) 812 615 1,427


Service(fiscal year 2021)
Open days 330 days
No. of visitors 207,000 people
Lending 147,000 volumes




The First Higher School and the Tokyo High School became part of 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.


Computerized library system was launched.


Plan to build a new library was 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 included in the University of Tokyo Library System.


Project exhibitions on the 1st floor began.


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


The GENKI BOOKS corner was opened.


The First Floor exhibition space for students and faculty was launched.

2015 Memorandum of understanding on mutual utilization signed with the IDE Library (Chiba City).


The library became a member of the data collection and transmission service for people with print disabilities provided by the National Diet Library.
2020 The UTokyo BiblioPlaza corner was opened.