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Opening Hours & Library Holidays

Days Closed

Sundays, National holidays, year-end and New Year's holidays, third Wednesday of every month (for refiling)

Additionally, the Library could be closed without prior notice in case of natural disasters or other public emergencies. Announcements are posted on the National Diet Library website and our official Twitter account.

For the year-end and New Year's holidays, please see Library services at the year-end and New Year.

Opening Calendar

  • September 2018
    Library Holiday
    2nd, 9th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 23rd, 24th, 30th
    SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    1
    2345678
    9101112131415
    16171819202122
    23242526272829
    30
  • October 2018
    Library Holiday
    7th, 8th, 14th, 17th, 21st, 28th
    SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123456
    78910111213
    14151617181920
    21222324252627
    28293031

For the yearly schedule of days the library is closed, see the "Library Calendar".

Hours of Service

Regular library hours are as follows.

Additionally, the National Diet Library is sometimes forced to change its library hours temporarily due to weather impacts on traffic conditions. Announcements are posted on the National Diet Library website and our official Twitter account.

Library hours9:30 - 18:00
Reader serviceReading hours9:30 - 18:00
Request for closed stack materials (registered users only)10:00 - 17:15
Inter-site request service (registered users only)9:30 - 17:30
Photoduplication service Same-day photoduplication service 9:30 - 17:00
Printouts of electronic materials9:30 - 17:00
Self-service photoduplication 9:30 - 17:30
Later date photoduplication (registered users only)10:00 - 17:45
Reference service9:30 - 18:00
User registration9:30 - 18:00
Cafeteria11:00 - 13:30
Vending machine area9:30 - 18:00

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