Before contacting us

For questions related to our website or database:

Please visit this inquiry page.

To search library materials:

Please visit UTokyo OPAC (for published books, journals) or Hi-CAT (for historical materials).

For visiting HI Library:

Please see "Visiting HI Library" page.

For using images of our collections, and for requests for duplication:

Please see "Using Our Collections" page.

The following types of questions are not supported.

  • Interpreting, deciphering, annotating, and translating historical materials
  • Appraisal of historical materials and estimation of market prices
  • Conducting surveys and research on behalf of specific individuals or organizations (Investigation of a matter, an event or incident, a person, and investigation of related historical materials)
  • Preparation of a comprehensive bibliography
  • Introduction of researchers

Request and Inquiry Form

Please note that we are not able to respond to urgent requests.

Request Form [for reproductions, permission to publish, and research use of valuable materials]

How to fill out the Request Form (pdf)

Request Form

Inquiry Form

How to fill out the Inquiry Form (pdf)

Inquiry Form