In Historiographical Institute (HI) Library's Reading Room, users can
access our historical materials collections and books and journals
related to Japanese pre-modern history.
The library is open to university members and the general public as well.
Most of our collections are located in the closed stacks accessible to
staff only. Users can request items via reservation form in
Reference books and some duplications of manuscripts are on the open shelves in the Reading Room.
All materials are for use within the library's reading room.
The library's reading room has some seats and space for valuable
materials. There are also user terminals for searching library
materials and viewing digitalized historical materials, a microfilm
reader, and a copying machine (available for published materials
Our collections can be divided into two main categories: historical
materials and published materials (books and journals).
Please note that the search methods and procedure for copying are different.
All materials are classified by our original classification.
The library holds original historical documents and duplications of
historical materials (manuscripts, photo reproductions, etc.).
Some historical materials are designated as National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties.
For an overview of our collection, please see the "Collection" page.
Historical materials can be found in the Historiographical Institute's database Hi-CAT.
The library also holds published books and periodical journals related
to pre-modern Japanese history. Some books are treated as valuable
materials (special collection).
Published materials can be found in UTokyo OPAC.