Floor Guide 1F
Tokyo Metropolitan Library will be closed from December 19, 2022 to January 11, 2023 due to the reconstruction of the library information system.
Renovation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library (August 2022 - February 2023) and Library open during the construction period, etc. （Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays are changeover days. By reservation. The location of the user entrance has changed.）
Central Library 1F
Health and Medical Information
Materials related to health matters, disease and illness, and medicines are available here. A collection of patient's journals for more than 260 types of illness and disease are available here. (All of the patient's journals in the collection are written in Japanese.)
Introductory to professional level books and various judicial precedents.
A wide range of information resources, such as company profile directories, information about various industries, marketing information materials, CD-ROM, and online databases are available here.
Newspapers for the latest three months, reduced-size editions of newspapers are available here. There are also newspapers published in other countries as well as foreign-language newspapers published in Japan. Older issues of newspapers are kept in the closed stacks.
Audio & Video Materials Section
You can view videos, DVDs, CDs, and other materials concerning history, traditional techniques, and Tokyo.
Information on Tokyo and Cities around the World
In addition to materials related to Tokyo, a wide range of materials related to cities in Japan and abroad are available here.
Exhibitions to prepare for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.Three exhibitions take place for coming Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games as follows.
- "Olympic and Paralympic Games"
- "Tradition and Culture of Japan"
- "Books on Japan"
Please enjoy a selection of the best out of 150,000 books in English, French, German, and more in "Books on Japan". You will find out attractiveness of Japan more through the exhibition.
Online catalogues and databases and computers with Internet connection as well as phone directories from across the country and residential maps of Tokyo and neighboring prefectures.
General Information Counter
If you are unable to find the materials you are looking for, do not hesitate to ask profession- al staff (librarians) at this counter for help.
Pick-up / Return Counter
Photocopy Service Counter
Electronic Bulletin Boards
Once your requested materials have been located and are ready for viewing, you will be notified through the display of your reader's card identification number on the electronic bulletin boards located on floors 1 to 5 of the library. If you are requesting photocopy services, your ticket number will be displayed.
Reception Counter/Locker Room
Receive "admission card" and Please leave big baggage in the locker.
Computers with the Internet Connection
An application must be needed to use the Library's computers. Each person is allowed to use the computer for 30 minutes. If there is no other person waiting, an extension may be accepted. However, the Library computers may not be used to send, receive, or read webmail. It is also not possible to print out screen images of web pages.
Each person is allowed to use the database for 30 minutes. If there is no other person waiting, an extension may be accepted.