The main library, Akamon General Research Building

Please note, opening hours and stacks services can differ by the day of the week.

Services below are available (for University of Tokyo members) when stacks services are closed:

  • Returning books
  • Borrowing of materials which do not involve stacks services
  • Receiving: reserved materials, ILL books and copies

Monday to Friday

Regular

  • Open: 9am – 8pm
  • Stacks Services: 9am – 11:55am, 12:50pm – 7:45pm
  • Borrowing (excluding stacks services) / Returning: 9am – 7:45pm

Start of Summer Holidays – 31st Aug. / Winter Holidays

  • Open: 9am – 5pm
  • Stacks Services: 9am – 11:55am, 12:50pm – 4:45pm
  • Borrowing (excluding stacks services) / Returning: 9am – 4:45pm

Saturday

Regular

  • Open: 12pm – 5pm
  • Stacks Services: 12pm – 4:45pm
  • Borrowing (excluding stacks services) / Returning: 12pm – 4:45pm

Winter Holidays

  • Open: 12pm – 5pm
  • Stacks Services: 12pm – 4:45pm
  • Borrowing (excluding stacks services) / Returning: 12pm – 4:45pm

Closed Days

The library will be closed on the following dates:

  • Sundays, National Holidays
    *The library will be open for regular weekday hours on national holidays when classes/exams are scheduled.
  • Library Maintenance Days (the last weekday/operating day for the months of February, April, June, August and October)
  • Facilities Inspection Day
  • Saturdays from start of summer holidays to 31st August
  • Year-end and New Year’s holiday (generally, 28th December – 4th January)
  • The University of Tokyo Anniversary (12th April)
  • During the May Festival
  • During the National Center Test for University Admissions
  • During the entrance examinations for the University of Tokyo

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