Users Guide

Library Hours

Monday through Friday : 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

- Loan and Return Services : 10:30 AM - 4:40 PM
- Services for using library materials from the closed stacks : 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Microfilm users are requested to finish payment by 4:20 PM at the counter)


 Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, New Year Holidays, and the beginning and end of the academic year. The library is closed during the entrance examination. For further information, please visit the CPAS Library Calender(Japanese).

Eligibility for Library Use

 Faculty members, undergraduates and graduates of research and education institutes within and outside Japan, or those who are engaged in North American and/or Pacific area studies and who are acknowledged to be appropriate users of the library by a lecturer of this center, etc.

For External Users

Users who only wish to read and/or copy materials once or twice:

→Please bring your ID card with your photo on and apply for library use at the counter. Write down your name and address etc. in the list and you will gain access to the library.

Users who wish to loan a material or read and/or copy them several times:

→Please fill in necessary details on a CPAS Library User Application Form* and bring it to the counter with your ID card with your photo on. You can download an Application Form here.

*Students are requested to get a signature of their faculty adviser on the form.

Loan Services

Books References Periodicals in Sheets Bound periodicals Micro materials and videos, cassettes, slides
UT students / External Users 10 copies for 30 days Only for reference use Only for reference use 10 copies for one day Only for reference use
Faculty * 10 copies for 60 days

* Full-time faculty members of Univ. of Tokyo.

Printing & Copying

 Photocopying the library materials is subject to the Japanese Copyright Law, Article 31. The University of Tokyo "COOP Photocopying cards" are needed for all copying and printing. The cards are available at the UT COOP.

The UT Komaba COOP Business Hours:
M-F: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
TEL: 03-3469-7141

 The charge for B&W A4 prints is 10 yen each. The charge for printing microfilm is 20 yen each for UT members, 40 yen each for non-UT members.

Library Card

 University of Tokyo affiliates: Make sure that your Library Card (or the University of Tokyo ID card) has not expired. CPAS library does not issue or renew a library card.

 Non-University of Tokyo users: A library card is valid for one academic year. It will expire at the end of the academic year. You are requested to renew your card at the beginning of every academic year.


Take a "Keio Inokashira Line (京王井の頭線)" local train and get off at "Komaba-Todai-mae (駒場東大前)" (3 minutes from Shibuya (渋谷)). From the station, just a one-minute walk to the center.


CPAS Library
The University of Tokyo
3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8902
TEL: 03-5454-6161
E-MAIL: lib[at mark]
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