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Opening Hours & Library Holidays

Days Closed

Sundays, National holidays, year-end and New Year's holidays, third Wednesday of every month (for refiling)

Additionally, the Library could be closed without prior notice in case of natural disasters or other public emergencies. Announcements are posted on the National Diet Library website and our official Twitter account.

For the year-end and New Year's holidays, please see Library services at the year-end and New Year.

Opening Calendar

  • November 2018
    Library Holiday
    3rd, 4th, 11th, 18th, 21st, 23rd, 25th
    SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
    45678910
    11121314151617
    18192021222324
    252627282930
  • December 2018
    Library Holiday
    2nd, 9th, 16th, 19th, 23rd, 24th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st
    SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    1
    2345678
    9101112131415
    16171819202122
    23242526272829
    3031

For the yearly schedule of days the library is closed, see the "Library Calendar".

Hours of Service

Regular library hours are as follows.

Additionally, the National Diet Library is sometimes forced to change its library hours temporarily due to weather impacts on traffic conditions. Announcements are posted on the National Diet Library website and our official Twitter account.

Library hours9:30 - 18:00
Reader serviceReading hours9:30 - 18:00
Request for closed stack materials (registered users only)10:00 - 17:15
Inter-site request service (registered users only)9:30 - 17:30
Photoduplication service Same-day photoduplication service 9:30 - 17:00
Printouts of electronic materials9:30 - 17:00
Self-service photoduplication 9:30 - 17:30
Later date photoduplication (registered users only)10:00 - 17:45
Reference service9:30 - 18:00
User registration9:30 - 18:00
Cafeteria11:00 - 13:30
Vending machine area9:30 - 18:00

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