Central Library

Central Library Floor Map / Arrangement of Library Materials

The Central Library has five floors, and is divided into a Main building and an Annex. The entrance is on 2F.

Floor Map (PDF/417KB)

  • 5F: Natural Science books & journals
  • 4F: Social Science books & journals
  • 3F: Humanities books & journal
  • 2F: Newly arrived books, periodicals and newspapers, University-related materials, AV materials, Course reserve books, etc.
  • 1F: Tokyo University of Education ex-library collection, Historic materials, etc.

Arrangement of Books

For the arrangement of library materials, click on “Location” in the collection search result detail screen.
* If the classification code is [Z + two-digit number], ignore the Z and use the two-digit number to determine the classification.
Example:For “Z46-A,” after ignoring the Z, the first character is “4”, indicating the fifth floor of the Main building. It will be located at the beginning of the 460 series.

General Books, Reference Books

First character of the classification Subject / Content Location
0 General works 3F of the main bldg.
"007" Information sciences 5F of the main bldg.
1 Philosophy 3F of the main bldg.
2 General history
"211-219" Japanese regional history 3F of the annex
3 Social sciences 4F of the main bldg.
4 Natural sciences 5F of the main bldg.
5 Technology, Engineering
6 Industry 4F of the main bldg.
7 The arts 3F of the main bldg.
8 Language
9 Literature
Kana character or alphabet Tokyo University of Education ex-library collection 1F of the main bldg., Mezzanine

Other Library Materials

Be aware that the following library materials are stored in a different location than the general and reference books, regardless of the classification.
Univ. of Tsukuba thesis 4F of the annex
Japanese archaeological reports 3F of the annex
Historic materials 1F of the annex: Ask at the Section of Historic materials
-> Historic Materials
University-related materials University-Related Material Room on 2F
AV materials 2F of the main bldg.
-> Audio-visual Materials and Microforms
Electronic resources (CD-ROM・DVD-ROM, materials accompanying journals) 2F of the main bldg. : Ask at the reference desk
-> CD-ROM/DVD-ROM (in Japanese)
Microforms 2F of the main bldg. : Ask at the main counter
-> Audio-visual Materials and Microforms

Arrangement for Periodicals

In the Central Library, periodicals are broadly classified according to subject.
Please note that periodicals are bound from the autumn through the end of the fiscal year, and cannot be used during the binding process. (The binding status can be checked by clicking on “View back numbers” on the collection search result detail screen.)
Field classification Subject New arrivals In and after 1970 In and before 1969
General works,
Human sciences
A2 Weekly and graphic magazines, etc. 2F of the main bldg. (Only recent years saved)
A Multidiscipline, Journalism, Libraries, Domestic arts 3F of the annex 1F of the main bldg.
B Philosophy, Ethics, Religion
C General history, Biography, Customs, Ethnology
D Oriental studies
E The arts, Sports, Amusements
F Language, Literature
Social sciences G Social sciences, Political science, Law, Military science 4F of the annex
H Economics, Public finance, Commerce
I Industry and Commerce, Agriculture and Fishing industry, Transportation services, Communication services
J Sociology
K Education, Psychology
L Statistics
Ma EC periodicals
Mb FAO periodicals
Mc OECD periodicals
Md UN periodicals
Natural sciences N Natural sciences 5F of the main bldg.
O Mathematics
P Physics
Q Chemistry
R Astronomy, Earth sciences (Including human geography)
S Biology, Zoology, Botany
T Medical sciences, Pharmaceutics
U Engineering
V Electrical engineering, Information engineering
Others X-1 University bulletins (by university) 1F of the main bldg.
X-2 Government agency publications (by agency) 5F of the main bldg.
X-3 Prefecture publications (by prefecture)
X-4 General donated periodicals
  University-related material University-Related Material Room

Arrangement of Newspapers

Only the base sections of the latest edition (current day) of each paper are placed next to the elevators on the second floor of the Main building.
Other papers are located on the first floor of the Main building.

The archival period of the base sections differs depending on the newspaper; generally, the most recent editions from the past three months to one year are retained. Major newspapers can be checked from the List of Major Newspaper Holdings at the Library (in Japanese).
Please note that reprint editions are divided among three separate locations; next to the elevators on the first floor of the Main building, against the wall immediately after entering the first floor of the Main building, and on the wall rack for reduced-size editions.

Recent issues Back issues
2F of the main bldg. 1F of the main bldg.