The Komaba College/Graduate School Library (the Komaba Library) is the main library on the Komaba Campus, opened in a new building in October 2002. It is one of the three main educational libraries of the University of Tokyo. (The other two are the General Library on the Hongo Campus and the Kashiwa Library on the Kashiwa Campus.) The Komaba Library is a building with four stories above ground and two below, located at the eastern end of the Komaba Campus, facing the courtyard of the Komaba Communication Plaza. Well-lighted and spacious, the Komaba Library is used by students, teaching staff and researchers of the University of Tokyo.
Approximately 600,000 books, nearly half of the books on the Komaba Campus, are located in the library, and approximately 3,500 titles of periodicals are available. A variety of library resources, from humanities to sciences, from materials used for basic study to those used for more advanced research, are available.
As an educational and research library, the Komaba Library is both supporting basic study of undergraduate students and providing many services for more advanced research.
The Komaba Library provides easy access to the Internet from inside the library. Textbooks for courses are located in the Syllabus Corner on the second floor, and are available anytime. Library tours and introductory training classes (as one component of the compulsory Introductory Seminars) are held for the first year students, giving them the opportunity to find out about and explore key resources for their study.
A variety of database training courses are offered to support more advanced research. Books and journals not located in Komaba Library may also be obtained throngh the intra/inter library loan service.
The Komaba Library holds many scholarly collections, including those of Eijiro Kawai (Kawai Bunko), Takamasa Mitani (Mitani Bunko), Tadao Yanaihara (Yanaihara Bunko), and Yoichi Maeda (Maeda Bunko). In addition, the library has a special collection from the former Dai-ichi Koto Gakko (Ichiko Bunko), which is now in the process of being digitalized and cataloged, and will be available on line in the near future.
The Komaba Library opens 8:40 to 22:00 on weekdays during semester, and 10:00-19:00 on Saturday, Sunday and holidays.