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Humanities Room

Humanities Room

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Features and collections

In the Humanities Room, general and humanities reference books and core journals of library and information science are on the open shelves.
The Makoto Kato Collection of art exhibition catalogs, Verner W. Clapp Collection, Nunokawa Collection, and Documents of the Imperial Library are in the closed stacks. Among them, the Documents of the Imperial Library are available online via National Diet Library Digital Collections.

To find information about general reference works and resources on the humanities, please use the NDL's Research Navi website.
On open shelves or in closed stacks?
On open shelves
  • General and humanities reference books
  • Core journals of library and information science
In closed stacks
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Reference books on music
Reference books on education, sports and psychology
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
  • Materials on open shelves may be photocopied by same-day service only.
  • Photocopying may not be permitted if there is any risk of damage to materials.
  • Photocopying is generally not permitted for materials of the Nunokawa Collection, in order to preserve them in their original condition.
  • For details, please see Photoduplication service.

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