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About Books

About Other Materials (Newspapers ・journals, AV, CD-ROMs, etc.)

About Recommended Materials in Specific Fields


About Books

Books in the TUFS Library are classified by the year written or their features. Each category of books is organized by an independent classifying rule, and has a unique catalogue. (For the details of classification, see Here.)
Registration of books to the OPAC is an ongoing process. See here for the detail(Outline of TUFS Library Collection [Japanese]Registration rate of Shin-Bunrui books in each language [Japanese]).

Shin-Bunrui Materials collected from April 1962 which amount to about 80% of the whole collection.
Kyû-Bunrui Materials collected before April 1962. About 90 thousand books.
Rare Books
  • Books on foreign affairs published in Japan around the Meiji Restoration.
    English, German, Russian, Portuguese, and Dutch books published before
    mid-19th century. (1,262 books)
  • Navalkishor collection (987 books)
  • Research books on religion in Indo-Pakistan. (1,910 books)
Privately Donated Collection

Collections which are organized by privately donated books.

  • Morooka Collection (Mainly Chinese, 8,300)
  • Yasugi Collection (Mainly Russian, 941)
  • Yoshiwara Collection (Mainly Russian, 864)
  • Kabuki Collection (Mainly Czech, 880)
  • Gamô Collection (Mainly Urdu and Persian, 1,200)
  • Kikuchi Collection (Mainly Russian, 5,755)
Ôgata Collection
  • Materials on national and cultural movements in modern Korea [1998]
  • The Library of the Late Professor Mark J. Dresden on Indo-Iranian Linguistics & Languages [1989]
  • Russian Narodnik research collections [1988]
  • Chôsen Nippô (1921.9-1979.12)[1983]
  • Collections of Persian Studies [1982]
  • Mongolian Kanjur [1980]
  • Studies in Contemporary Arabia [1978]
  • Brazil Collection [1978]
C-DATS Collection Books in the collections of C-DATS(Centre for Documentation & Area-Transcultural Studies). They consist mainly of research items on Asian and African areas.
AA-Ken Collection About 90,000 books in the TUFS Library 1st floor reading room. They are transferred to the TUFS Library by which moving of AA-Ken.(Research Institute for Language and Cultures of Asia and Africa ; ILCAA).
Other special books such as reference books are held in ILCAA document room.

About Other Materials

TUFS Library holds following materials in addition to books. You can search and use each of these materials in their respective way.
You can also see a list of our holdings from the link in each item. (Some items do not have a link, since their lists are not completed.)
These materials are shelved by their features and conditions.

Category Searching / Browsing Method Borrowing
Newspaper Recent issues of newspapers are shelved in 2nd floor reading room. Those newspapers were purchased or donated this year.
Other papers and past issues are stored in the closed shelves. Please apply at the service counter when you want to use them.
Fill out a browsing application form and bring it to the Service Counter.
The list of available newspapers is Here.
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Journals Use the TUFS Library Search System for searching journals and university bulletins.
Recent issues of frequent use are shelved in the 2nd floor New-arrival Journals area. Recent issues of other journals and bulletins and back numbers are shelved in the Stack Room level 2.
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Microfilms Microfilms can be searched by using the TUFS Library Search System and the card catalogue.
When you want to search for them, please come to the Service Counter, and fill out an application form for browsing.
For the browsing and copying of microfilms, please apply for using the micro reader printer on the 2nd floor.
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AV supplements to books AV supplements to books can be searched by using the TUFS Library Search System.
Supplements to journals and other materials are not registered to our search system. Please ask at the Service Counter.
Our library does not collect single AV materials.
DVD, Video, CD or other single AV materials are held in the TUFS AV Library. Please ask the AV Library about searching and using them.
Electronic media (CD-ROM and others) Electronic media which are supplement to books can be searched using the TUFS Library Search System.
Supplements to journals and other materials are not registered in our search system. Please ask at the Service Counter.
Electronic media issued independently can be also searched using the TUFS Library Search System.
Set your search item to [Call No] and put [CD-ROM*] or [DVD-ROM*] as a keyword.
When you want to use the media, please fill out a browsing application form and bring it to the Service Counter.
※All AV and electronic media can be listed using the TUFS Library Search System by setting your search item to [Location] and select [2F事務室AV資料/Closed Stack].
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Doctoral Theses Doctoral theses can be searched using the TUFS Library Search System.
All theses on the TUFS Library Search System can be listed by setting your search item to [Location] and select [Doctoral theses / Closed Stack], or set your search item to [Call No] and put [博士論文*] as a keyword.
When you want to use these theses, please fill out a browsing application form and bring it to the Service Counter.
Their use is restricted to browsing and copying of up to half of each theses.
Some theses are registered to the Prometheus-Academic Collection. Please use this repository together with the doctoral theses collection.
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*1 You cannot borrow the latest issue. Back numbers are available for lending.


About Recommended Books on Specific Fields

The following lists show the selected TUFS Library books recommended on specific subjects.
You can check the brief bibliographic information of the books and their holding information.
Click a title to check the list.

Recommended books on Islam (selected in 2002) [Japanese]
Journals/newspapers related to South-Asia list [Japanese]
Books related to the Navalkishor collection [Japanese]