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Libraries in Tsukuba

You probably already know about Tsukuba Public Library and the library at the University of Tsukuba, but did you know that many of the research institutes here in Tsukuba also have extensive collections? It is not always possible to take the books out of such libraries, but you can usually at least gain access to them if you ask nicely.

Here is a list of libraries in Tsukuba.

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Information Center

Address: Kannondai 2-1-9 (〒305-8601)
Tel: 029-838-7283
Fax: 029-838-7364
Browsing: OK
Copying: OK
Borrowing: OK
Browsing Style: Open stacks
Hours: 9:00-16:30
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End
Website
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Agropedia

Building Research Institute (Kenken)

Address: Tachihara 1 (〒305-0802)
Tel: 029-864-2151
Fax: 029-864-2989
Browsing: OK
Copying: No
Borrowing: OK
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:00-17:00
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End
Kenken Website

Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute

Address: Matsunosato 1 (〒305-8687)
Tel: 029-873-3211
Fax: 029-874-8507
Browsing: OK
Copying: OK
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:00-16:30
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End
FFPRI Website
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Geographic Survey Institute (GSI)

Address: Kitasato 1 (〒305-0811)
Tel: 029-864-1111
Fax: 029-864-1807
Browsing: OK
Copying: No
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:30-16:30
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays, Year End
GSI Website

High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)

Address: Oho 1-1 (〒305-0801)
Tel: 029-864-5138
Fax: 029-864-4604
Browsing: OK
Copying: OK
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:00-17:00
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End
Website
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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Tsukuba Space Center

Address: (〒305-8505)
Tel: 029-868-4000
Fax: 029-868-2950
Browsing: OK
Copying: OK
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:20-17:35
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, days when the institute is closed
JAXA Website

Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI)

Address: Karima 2530 (〒305-0822)
Tel: 029-856-1111
Fax: 029-856-1122
Browsing: OK
Copying: No
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:00-17:15
Closed: When the Institute Closes
JARI Website

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Address: Koyadai 3-6 (〒305-0074)
Tel: 029-838-1964
Fax: 029-838-1776
Browsing: OK
Copying: No
Borrowing: OK
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:30-18:00
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End, August 1
Website
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JICA Website

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)

Address: Owashi 1-1 (〒305-8686)
Tel: 029-838-6313
Fax: 029-838-6316
Browsing: OK
Copying: OK
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:30-16:30
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End
JIRCAS Website
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Japan Meteorological Agency Aerological Observatory

Address: Nagamine 1-2 (〒305-0052)
Tel: 029-851-4125
Fax: 029-851-5765
Browsing: OK
Copying: No
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:00-16:30
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays
Observatory Website

Japan Pulp and Paper Research Institute (JPRI)

Address: Tokodai 5-13-11 (〒300-2635)
Tel: 029-847-4321
Fax: 029-847-8923
Browsing: No
Copying: Certain Parts
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:00-17:00
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays
JPRI Website

Meteorological Instruments Center

Address: (〒305-0052)
Tel: 029-851-4121
Fax: 029-851-1670
Browsing: OK
Copying: No
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open and Closed Stacks
Hours: 9:00-16:30

Meteorological Research Institute (MRI)

Address: Nagamine 1-1 (〒305-0052)
Tel: 029-853-8538
Fax: 029-853-8545
Browsing: OK
Copying: No
Borrowing: OK
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:00-16:30
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays
Website

National Agricultural Research Center (NARC)

Address: Kannondai 3-1-1 (〒305-8601)
Tel: 029-838-8848
Fax: 029-838-8858
Browsing: Limited
Copying: OK
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:00-12:00、13:00-16:30
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End
Website
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National Archives of Japan Tsukuba Annex

Address: Kamisawa 6-6 (〒300-4246)
Tel: 029-867-1910
Fax: FAX 029-867-1839
Browsing: OK
Copying: OK
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End
Website
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Digital Archives

National Food Research Institute (NFRI)

Address: Kannondai 2-1-12 (〒305-8642)
Tel: 029-838-7971
Fax: 029-838-7996
Browsing: OK
Copying: OK
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:00-12:00、13:00-16:30
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End
NFRI Website
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National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)

Address: Onogawa 16-2 (〒305-8506)
Tel: 029-850-2314
Fax: 029-851-4732
Browsing: OK
Copying: No
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 8:30-17:30
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays
NIES Website

National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management (NILIM)

Address: Asahi 1 (〒305-0804)
Tel: 029-864-2211
Browsing: OK
Copying: No
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:00-16:00
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays
NILIM Website

National Institute for Rural Engineering (NIRE)

Address: Kannondai 2-1-6 (〒305-8609)
Tel: 029-838-8188
Fax: 029-838-7609
Browsing: OK
Copying: OK
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:00-12:00、13:00-16:30
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End
NIRE Website
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National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Central 2

Address: Umezono 1-1-1 (〒305-8568)
Tel: 029-861-5062
Fax: 029-861-5047
Browsing: OK
Copying: Under consideration
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:30-12:00、13:00-17:00 (Enter by 16:30)
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End, Every Third Wednesday (closed on the following day when Wednesday is a holiday)
AIST Website

Central 3

Address: Umezono 1-1-1 (〒305-8563)
Tel: 029-861-4195
Fax: 029-861-4146
Browsing: OK
Copying: Under consideration
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:30-12:00、13:00-17:00 (Enter by 16:30)
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End, Every Third Wednesday (closed on the following day when Wednesday is a holiday)
AIST Website

Central 5

Address: Umezono 1-1-1 (〒305-8565)
Tel: 029-861-4472
Fax: 029-861-4421
Browsing: OK
Copying: Under consideration
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:30-12:00、13:00-17:00 (Enter by 16:30)
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End, Every Third Wednesday (closed on the following day when Wednesday is a holiday)
AIST Website

Central 6

Address: Umezono 1-1-1 (〒305-8566)
Tel: 029-861-6105
Fax: 029-861-6107
Browsing: OK
Copying: Under consideration
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:30-12:00、13:00-17:00 (Enter by 16:30)
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End, Every Third Wednesday (closed on the following day when Wednesday is a holiday)
AIST Website

Central 7

Address: Umezono 1-1-1 (〒305-8567)
Tel: 029-861-3604
Fax: 029-861-3602
Browsing: OK
Copying: Under consideration
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:30-12:00、13:00-17:00 (Enter by 16:30)
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End, Every Third Wednesday (closed on the following day when Wednesday is a holiday)
AIST Website

East

Address: Namiki 1-2-1 (〒305-8584)
Tel: 029-861-7038
Fax: 029-861-7007
Browsing: OK
Copying: Under consideration
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:30-12:00、13:00-17:00 (Enter by 16:30)
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End, Every Third Wednesday (closed on the following day when Wednesday is a holiday)
AIST Website

West

Address: Onogawa 16-1 (〒305-8569)
Tel: 029-861-8115
Fax: 029-861-8131
Browsing: OK
Copying: Under consideration
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:30-12:00、13:00-17:00 (Enter by 16:30)
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End, Every Third Wednesday (closed on the following day when Wednesday is a holiday)
AIST Website

National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS)

Address: Kannondai 2-1-2 (〒305-8602)
Tel: 029-838-7406
Fax: 029-838-7408
Browsing: OK
Copying: OK
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open
Hours: 9:00-16:30
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End
NIAS Website
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National Institute of Agro-Environmental Sciences (NIAES)

Address: Kannondai 3-1-3 (〒305-8604)
Tel: 029-838-8148
Fax: 029-838-8199
Browsing: OK
Copying: OK
Borrowing: OK
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:00-16:30
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End
NIAES Website
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National Institute of Animal Health (NIAH)

Address: Kannondai 3-1-5 (〒305-0856)
Tel: 029-838-7956
Fax: 029-838-7907
Browsing: OK
Copying: Contact them for information
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:00-17:00
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End
Website
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National Institute of Fruit Tree Science (NIFTS)

Address: Fujimoto 2-1 (〒305-8605)
Tel: 029-838-6416
Fax: 029-838-6437
Browsing: OK
Copying: No
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 9:00-16:30
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End
NIFTS Website
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National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science (NILGS)

Address: Ikenodai 2 (〒305-0901)
Tel: 029-838-8612
Fax: 029-838-8628
Browsing: OK
Copying: OK
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: 8:30-17:00 (Enter by 16:30)
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End
NILGS Website
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National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED)

Address: Tennodai 3-1 (〒305-0006)
Tel: 029-851-1611
Fax: 029-851-1622
Browsing: OK
Copying: OK
Borrowing: OK
Browsing Style: Closed and Open Stacks
Hours: 9:00-17:00
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End
NIED Website

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)

Namiki Campus

Address: Namiki 1-1 (〒305-0044)
Tel: 029-858-5629
Fax: 029-855-3801
Browsing: OK
Copying: No
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Closed and Open Stacks
Hours: 8:30-12:00, 13:15-17:15
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End
NIMS Website

Sengen Campus

Address: Sengen 1-2-1 (〒305-0047)
Tel: 029-859-2053
Fax: 029-859-2019
Browsing: OK
Copying: No
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Closed and Open Stacks
Hours: 8:30-12:00, 13:15-17:15
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Year End
NIMS Website

Tsukuba Gakuin University

Address: Azuma 3-1 (〒305-0031)
Tel: 029-858-4811
Fax: 029-858-7388
Browsing: OK
Copying: OK
Borrowing: OK
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30-18:00, During Breaks 9:00-17:00, Saturdays 8:30-15:00, During Breaks 9:00-12:00
Closed: Sundays, National Holidays
Website
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Tsukuba Public Library

Address: Azuma 2-1 (305-0031)
Tel: 029-856-4311
Fax: 029-856-6277
Borrowing: OK
Browsing: Open stacks
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 9:30-19:00, Saturdays and Sundays: 9:30-17:00
Closed: Mondays, National holidays, some other days (see the website)
Website
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Tsukuba University of Technology Library for the Hearing Impaired

Address: Amakubo 4-3-15 (〒305-0005)
Tel: 029-858-9930
Fax: 029-858-9419
Browsing: OK
Copying: OK
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00-20:30 (9:00-17:00 during school breaks), Saturdays 12:30-16:30
Closed: Sundays, National Holidays, Year end
Website
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Tsukuba University of Technology Library for the Visually Impaired

Address: Kasuga 4-12-7 (〒305-0821)
Tel: 029-852-9510
Browsing: OK
Copying: OK
Borrowing: No
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00-20:30 (9:00-17:00 during school breaks), Saturdays 12:30-16:30
Closed: Sundays, National Holidays, Year end
Website
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University of Tsukuba

Address: Tennodai 1-1-1 (〒305-8577)
Tel: 029-853-2111
Browsing: OK
Copying: OK
Borrowing: OK
Browsing Style: Open Stacks
Hours: Weekdays 9:00-22:00, Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays 13:00-18:00 (Summer: 9:00-17:00)
Closed: Year end, Saturdays and Sundays during Spring Break and Summer Break
Website

See also:
List of research institute libraries in Tsukuba by Tsukuba Science City Liaison Council for Promotion of Research Exchange (in Japanese)
List of libraries in Tsukuba by Tsukuba Science City Network (in Japanese)



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