The Central Library has five floors, and is divided into a Main building and an Annex. The entrance is on 2F.
- 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
* 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.|
|"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.|
|6||Industry||4F of the main bldg.|
|7||The arts||3F of the main bldg.|
|Kana character or alphabet||Tokyo University of Education ex-library collection||1F of the main bldg., Mezzanine|
Other Library MaterialsBe 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
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|
|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|
|E||The arts, Sports, Amusements|
|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|
|Natural sciences||N||Natural sciences||5F of the main bldg.|
|R||Astronomy, Earth sciences (Including human geography)|
|S||Biology, Zoology, Botany|
|T||Medical sciences, Pharmaceutics|
|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
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.|