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2020-11-27 Library services at the year-end and New Year

Holiday closure

The Tokyo Main Library and the Kansai-kan will be closed from Sunday, December 27, 2020, to Monday, January 4, 2021.
The International Library of Children's Literature (ILCL) will be closed from Monday, December 28, 2020, to Monday, January 4, 2021.

Temporary unavailability of some online services

Some online services will be unavailable due to system maintenance during the following period. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this outage.

  • Period unavailable: From Tuesday, December 29, 2020, to Monday, January 4, 2021

Please refer to: "Temporary Unavailability of Some Online Services and Delays to Providing Materials (2020-11-27)"

Later date photoduplication for visitors

The deadlines for requesting later date photoduplication to be shipped by the end of this year are shown in the table below.
Please be aware that some requests for large quantities or certain copy methods might not be completed until on or after January 5, 2021. Urgent requests should be made as soon as possible, regardless of the deadlines shown below.

Photocopy type Tokyo Main Library Kansai-kan ILCL
Photocopy Dec. 23 (Wed.) Dec. 23 (Wed.) Dec. 20 (Sun.)
Paper copy from microfiches
Paper copy from microfilms
Printing from microfilm to microfilm Dec. 19 (Sat.)
Printing from microfiches to microfiches
Photographic microfilming (negative)
Photographic microfilming and copying on papers Dec. 19 (Sat.) Dec. 15 (Tue.) Dec. 17 (Thu.)
Photographic microfilming (positive)

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