• Digitized sounds from Taisho / Showa Era

    The Historical Recordings Collection consists of 50,000 sound recordings digitized by the Historical Records Archive Promotion Conference (HiRAC). Recordings, whose right of public transmission has been cleared, are available on the Internet.

  • What is the Legal Deposit System?

    The legal deposit system mandates that copies of all new publications published in Japan must be sent to the National Diet Library.

  • The Colorful World of Digital Collections

    The NDL Digital Exhibitions features the NDL's unique collections with explanations covering various themes such as nishiki-e, landscape photographs and historical materials. Discover your favorites!

  • Archiving websites for the future

    Information on the Internet is updated frequently, and websites come and go just as quickly. To counter the ephemeral nature of information on the Internet, the National Diet Library regularly collects and archives websites to preserve their content for the future.

Current~Coming Events and Exhibitions

  • Upcoming

    July 28(Tue.)~August 30(Sun.),

    Barrier-free Children's Books from Around the World - 2019 IBBY Selection of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities will be held at the ILCL

Events list

Library Calendar

  • Tokyo Main Library

    (Without reservation, you cannot enter the Tokyo Main library.)

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  • Kansai-kan of the NDL

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  • International Library of Children's Literature

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