Imadegawa Library
The Imadegawa Library houses approximately 700,000 books, representing a collection that was started when Doshisha was founded, and the Learned Memorial Library has about 270,000 books, consisting primarily of basic educational materials. Students are also able to make use of nearly 1.6 million documents belonging to various faculty laboratories and research centers. The materials housed in the libraries are not limited to printed matter. Both the Imadegawa Library and the Learned Memorial Library have extensive multimedia libraries, enabling students to have access more than 6,000 videos, audio disks and tapes, and DVDs. Students can also view overseas TV news broadcasts and programs from the Open University of Japan. Students can access a wide range of electronic resources on the Doshisha University Library website, such as the online library catalog “DOORS,” e-journals, the Academic Repository, and databases. These resources can be used for online searches through dictionaries, encyclopedias, newspaper and magazine articles, court precedents, information about people, and the like. The personal computer corners are full of students using all available reference materials and resources to write papers or prepare presentations.
The Reference Counter at each library provides consultation regarding how to use the library, search for reference materials, and related issues. In addition, it offers advice on methods for collecting documents pertaining to the research themes of individuals. If the necessary reference materials are not available at Doshisha, assistance will be provided in requesting them from other universities in Japan or abroad. Furthermore, special workshops are held on various practical subjects, such as methods for collecting documents using “DOORS” or databases. Through a broad spectrum of services aimed at supporting studies, the libraries strive to provide an environment where each and every student can constructively focus on studying.

Library, Imadegawa Campus
Karasuma-higashi-iru, Imadegawa-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi 602-8580
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Library, Kyotanabe Campus
1-3 Tatara Miyakodani, Kyotanabe-shi, Kyoto-fu 610-0394
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For inquiry, please contact :

Department of Information Services (Library / IMADEGAWA)

Telephone : +81-75-251-3980
Fax : +81-75-251-3058
E-mail :
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Department of Information Services (Library / KYOTANABE)

Telephone : +81-774-65-7240
Fax : +81-774-65-7249
E-mail :
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For further information, please visitDoshisha University Library

The website of the Doshisha University Library also provides information on the following :

  • Using the library
  • Online services
  • Information search
  • Library Guide