Waseda University Library owns a large number of materials of eminent cultural value.
Together with two items designated as National Treasures and 5 sets (187 items) as Important Cultural Assets,
there are manuscripts, rare books, calligraphies, handwriting strips of poems,
archival materials related to Japanese history, several special collections named after their donators etc.
Because of their rarity, access to such materials is usually limited, except for special exhibitions.
Presented here is a selection from the rare materials owned by the library.