• Webinar: Libraries in the New Normal

    Friday, February 26—Webinar on Libraries in the New Normal by Ms. Christine Mackenzie, IFLA President

  • The EAST ASIA DIGITAL LIBRARY (EADL) is now available.

    The EADL, a portal site for cultural and scientific resources in East Asian languages, was launched jointly by the National Library of Korea and the NDL, Japan, on December 17, 2020.

  • Japan Search is now officially released!

    Japan Search, a platform for digital resources from a wide variety of Japanese content, ranging from published works, art works, and cultural assets to movies, officially released on August 25, 2020.

  • NDL Newsletter

    Issued six times a year to provide information about the NDL and its services, collections, and projects.

Current~Coming Events and Exhibitions

  • Open

    January 12(Tue.)~February 28(Sun.),

    Books for healthy growth of children 2020: Cultural Materials (publications) of Child Welfare Recommended by Social Security Council of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare * will be held at the ILCL

  • Now Accepting

    February 26(Fri.),

    Webinar "Libraries in the New Normal" will be held at the Zoom webinar

Events list

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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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