Central Library Facilities guide

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Central Library User Guide

Click here (Adobe PDF3.84MB).The pamphlet version is distributed at the Central Library.

Browsing and Copying of Materials

Browsing: Feel free to pick up and browse through materials on the shelves from B2 to the 3rd floor.

Note: The materials mentioned below are specially managed. Specify the materials you would like to browse at the consultation counter. Ask at the consultation counter for details.
Precious materials, special collections, theses, CD-ROMs, microfilm…etc.

Copying: You can make copies yourself on the 1st floor. Please observe the rules.
With cash: 10 yen per B/W page, 30 yen per color page
With university Cooperative copy card: 1 point per B/W page

Consultation Counter Services

Information on database use, advice for seaching, etc.Feel free to ask if you are unsure of anything at the library or are having trouble finding the materials you are looking for.

Learning Commons

“Commons” refers to a shared space. The purpose behind providing a space to gather, engage in discussion and learn together is to support your voluntary learning efforts. There is also a quality PC environment and group learning environment to support various learning styles.
The Tokyo Metropolitan University Central Library Learning Commons is comprised of a communication space, presentation room, media space, refresh room and group study room.
Click here for details on the Learning Commons

Areas where PCs can be used:

1F: Media Space, Communication Space, Presentation Room, Refresh Room
2F, 3F: Group Study Room, carrels (excluding A and B on 2nd floor)
The wireless LAN does not reach the basement floor.

Media Space (1F)

A quiet space where you can concentrate on learning. You can use our extensive reference and digital materials to create reports and papers.
TMUNER's ID and PW is required.

Rental notebook PCs

We loan notebook PCs to students and faculty of the university.
Fill out the application form and present your student or teacher ID card.


  1. The PCs cannot be taken outside the library.
  2. The PCs can only be used in designated areas (see the map).
  3. TMUNER user registration is required. Apply at the Computer Center.

Presentation Room (1F)

For practicing research and other presentations
You can use the room for group format classes, seminars, symposiums, etc. The room is glassed in to help you get used to others watching you.
In principle, the room must be reserved in advance.

Refresh Room (1F)

Come here to rest and get refreshed after intensive studies.

What you can bring:

Drinks with caps that can be kept in your bag (water bottles, plastic bottles, etc.)
Foods that can be eaten with one hand and do not drip.

What you cannot bring: Alcoholic beverages, drinks with no cap, foods that drip, strong-smelling foods

Communication Space (1F)

A space where you can talk and suitable for group discussions and learning.
Combine movable desks and chairs as desired.

Group Study Room (2・3F)

You can engage in group studies in a partitioned space.
In principle, the room must be reserved in advance.Projector and screen available.


Spaces for individual use.

Carrels are located on the 2nd floor, 3rd floor and the B1 and B2 floors. No application is required.

Attention to Central Library Users

  • Eating and drinking is prohibited within the library (except in the Refresh Room).
  • Talking on mobile phones and unauthorized photographing of the facilities is prohibited within the library. Please set your phone to vibration mode.
  • Do not talk outside designated areas.
  • Do not park bicycles in front of the front entrance.

On the Minami-Osawa Campus, in addition to the Central Library, there are smaller libraries with more specialized materials for each field.
Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Law and Politics Library, Business Administration Library, Mathematics Library, Geography Library
Qualifications and policies vary by library.
See the faculty library page or inquire at the consultation counter for details.

Opening Hours

During Classes During Testing During Vacations
Weekdays 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sundays Closed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed
  • Closed: Holidays (except class days) and other days designated by the library
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