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Notice: The Library at the Tobunken has been closed since February 27, 2020 to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Following the lifting of the state of emergency in the Tokyo metropolitan area, the Library will gradually reopen from June 10. Prior reservation is required for visiting us. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
*Please see the notification.
New reservation system was launched. Please make a reservation from here (Japanese only)
Opening Hours: Wednesday and Friday, 10:30~16:00 (Closed on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and National Holidays.)
Reference service: 10:00 -12:00, 13:00 -16:30
Seats: Maximum seating capacity is 6
  Reservation required by specifying the date and time period of visit (Time period (1)10:30~13:00, (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

*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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