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Newspaper Reading Room

Newspaper Reading Room

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Features and collections The Newspaper Reading Room holds approximately 9,620 Japanese titles and 1,170 major foreign titles. Japanese titles include national papers, regional papers, trade papers, and sports papers. These newspapers may be kept as bound volumes, reduced editions, photo-reproduced editions, or as microfilm reels or microfiches.
Reference materials on newspapers are provided in the reference corner in the room.
Electronic Resources Service For details, please see Electronic Resources Service at the Tokyo Main Library.
Go to other reading rooms Official gazettes and announcements Newspapers designated as semi-rare books Serials similar to newspapers but treated as journals in NDL Newspapers which were after-compiled at the time of reproduction Newspapers in CD-ROM or DVD format Annuals issued by newspaper companies or annual collections of thematic books gathering newspaper articles Newspapers in Asian languages (current issues of some of the most popular Asian newspapers are also held in the Newspaper Reading Room. For more details, ask at the Reference Desk or search on NDL-OPAC).
On open shelves or in closed stacks? Both
Opening hours Mon.-Fri. 9:30-19:00  Sat. 9:30-17:00
Call-slip acceptance hours Mon.-Fri. 9:30-18:00  Sat. 9:30-16:00
Announcement
  1. Before approaching the National Diet Library, you are encouraged to contact your local library first. In many cases, these libraries have what you want.
  2. Materials on open shelves may be viewed freely. You must, however, fill out a call-slip (title, year, month, etc.) and submit it at the counter to view materials in closed stacks.
  3. Materials already microfilmed are available only in microform, to preserve the originals.
  4. Materials are to be used only in the room.
Photoduplication Depends on the form of the material. Please ask the staff.

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