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2020-6-1 Admission reservations to the Tokyo Main Library to be allocated by lottery (Update: July 28, 2021)

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, admission to the Tokyo Main Library will be limited to a maximum of 1000 visitors per day, and an admission reservation will be necessary to enter the library. Please read the following before submitting an admission reservation request form.

Patrons with a Registered User card are allowed to enter the Tokyo Main Library without a reservation Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. as well as after 4:00 p.m.

Applications must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday of the week before your preferred date of visit. Click the link below to access the request form.

We are now accepting admission reservation requests for the following weeks:
  • From Tuesday, August 10, to Saturday, August 14 (Deadline is 12:00 noon on Wednesday, August 4.)
  • From Monday, August 16, to Saturday, August 21 (Deadline is 12:00 noon on Wednesday, August 11.)
Request form
  • *The request form for admission reservations to the Tokyo Main Library is sometimes temporarily unavailable due to unexpected increases in traffic. Please try again later if you are unable to access the page.
  • *Applications cannot be revised or cancelled. You may submit more than one application and each one will be handled as a separate application.
  • *Reservations will be allocated by lottery, so there is no advantage in applying early. The probability of being selected will not increase.
  • *We will immediately send you an automated response to confirm that we have received your request. Please check if you are set up to receive emails from at n d l dot g o dot j p.
  • *If you do not receive a reservation confirmation notification via email, you will not be allowed to enter the Tokyo Main Library.
  • *We will post on the NDL Twitter when we send the confirmation emails.
We will begin to accept admission reservation requests for the following weeks starting on August 11.
  • From Monday, August 23, to Saturday, August 28 (Deadline is 12:00 noon on Wednesday, August 18.)
  • From Monday, August 30, to Saturday, September 4 (Deadline is 12:00 noon on Wednesday, August 25.)

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the admission process.

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