Libraries & Reading Rooms

As a rule, student, faculty/staff ID, or library card is required when using each library and reading room.
Open hours and dates may change during vacation period. For more information, please direct inquiries to each library and room.

Central Library

Users Undergraduate students, graduate students, and non-degree students
Faculty and staff (full-time faculty and staff, visiting faculty, part-time lecturer, assistant professors, research associates, etc.)
Students from Waseda University Senior/Junior High School, Art & Architecture School, and affiliated high schools
Library card holders
Alumni: See here for “Library information for alumni”
Waseda Supporters' Club Card holders
Open College members over the age of 18 (Extension Center)
Users from Cooperative Agreement Libraries (Keio University, Doshisha University, Hitotsubashi University and Kansai University)
Special auditing students and exchange students under cooperative agreement universities with Waseda
Visitors with a letter of introduction issued by other institutions: See here for “Message to the Library Visitors”
  • Student/Faculty/Staff ID and/or Library Card are required when entering the library. Users are not allowed to enter without their ID. For details, see User Guide (Central Library).
Services Please see User Guide (Central Library)
ILL for non-Waseda -Request to non-Waseda Libraries-
Please see Interlibrary Loans from non-Waseda Libraries.
-Request from non-Waseda Libraries-
Information for Other Library Staff (In Japanese Only). 
Location Waseda Campus Building No.18 "Center for Scholarly Information" (Complex of Central Library, Masaru Ibuka Auditorium, International Conference Center)
*Entrance for the Central Library is located on the 2nd. floor.

Address: 1-6-1, Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-8050 
TEL 03-3203-5581 
Service Hours Mon.-Sat. 9:00-22:00 (Borrow & Returning by 21:30 / Enter by 21:50)
Sun. 10:00-17:00 (Borrow & Returning by 16:30 / Enter by 16:50)
Hol. Closed. *Open when classes are held on some holidays. 
Links Central Library TOP