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  • The library will change its opening hours from April 20th, 2022. For prevention of the COVID-19 infection spread, we changed the opening hours and procedures for use the library. *Please see the notification.(2022.09.22 up)
  • The library will change its opening hours from November 5th, 2021. (2021.11.02 up)
  • Please make a reservation from here (Japanese version only)
  • Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00~16:00 (Closed on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and National Holidays.)
    New Year Holidays Closing: Dec.24, 2022 - Jan.10, 2023
    Temporary Closing: Jan.11, 2023 - Jan.31, 2023

    *The library will be temporarily closed for addition of shelves.
    Reference service: 10:00 -12:00, 13:00 -16:00
    Seats: Maximum seating capacity is 6
      Reservation required by specifying the date and time period of visit (Time period (1)10:00~13:00, (2)13:00~16:00)
    Copy service: A self-service photocopy machine is available.
    ¥10 per page (black and white), ¥50 per page (color)
    • Materials must be used only within the library
    • Some materials may be unavailable due to operational reasons.
    • Some materials are provided on microfilm or CD-ROM to prevent damage to the originals.

    150,000 books on fine arts
    150,000 books on periodicals on fine art
    17,000 books on performing arts
    7,000 books on preservation
       science/ restoration technique
    260,000 photographs

    Library Catalogues (Japanese)
    From the Collections
    opening calendar
    Reservation form:
    [link to external site]
     : OPEN
    *Advance Reservation System


    Tokyo National Research Institute
    for Cultural Properties 2F

    13-43 Ueno Park, Taito-ku,
    Tokyo, 110-8713 Japan

    JR Yamanote Line,
    10 minutes from Uguisudani Station,
    South Exit
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    For further details,
    please contact us
    by facsimile.

    Tobunken Library
    FAX: 03-3823-2441

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