Instructions for using HIJAS Archival Room

How to Use HIJAS Archives

  1. Please fill in the user’s list.
  2. To view the archival materials, please use the tables in the archival room.
  3. Please take extra care while using the books and archival materials.
  4. Books and archival materials are not available for lending out.
  5. You are only allowed to use pencils inside the archival room.
  6. Eating, drinking, and smoking inside the archival room is strongly prohibited.

Using Microfiche and Microfilm

  1. There are different instructions for using microfiche and microfilm machines. If you are unsure how to use them, please ask our staff member.
  2. Please take extra care while viewing microfiche and microfilm materials.

Copies and Other Instructions

  1. You can make a copy if it is only a part of the archival materials (you may not allow to copy entire material). To make a copy, please inform our staff and use the copy counter. Monochrome copies cost 10 JPY per page, and color copies cost 40 JPY per page. Payment must be made in cash.
  2. Printing microfiche or microfilm costs 10 JPY per page. Payment must be made in cash.
  3. Please refer to the guideline for viewing rare and valuable materials.

Opening Hours

  1. The HIJAS library is open on weekdays from Monday to Friday (except for public holidays).
  2. The HIJAS library is closed during the university winter holiday break (late December to early January) and the entrance exam period (early to mid-February). Also, opening days will be limited during the summer semester break (August to mid-September).
  3. Opening hours: 9:30 – 16:30 (except for 11:30 – 12:30).
  4. The HIJAS library may be closed from time to time (for arrangements). If you wish to visit, please make a reservation in advance.