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Collections of the Tokyo Main Library


The holdings of the National Diet Library are collected through the legal deposit system, purchase, exchange and donation. These collections are separately held in the Tokyo Main Library, the Kansai-kan and the International Library of Children's Literature. The holdings of the Tokyo Main Library are the following:

The following materials have been transferred to the Kansai-kan:

  • Western periodicals (excluding annual periodicals and some monograph series)
  • Asian materials (books, periodicals and newspapers in Asian languages)
  • Some science and technology materials (technical reports, foreign papers of academic societies and associations, Japanese and foreign standards, foreign patents, foreign doctoral dissertations, conference proceedings in Western languages)
  • Scientific research reports under grants from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • Japanese Doctoral dissertations
  • Tape recorded books

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