Tokyo Women's
Medical University Library

Library guidance


The main library is located at the Kawada-cho campus and serves as a information center for the students and the faculty staffs. Adachi Library serves as both the Nursing School Library and the Adachi Medical Center Library, and mainly collects materials for nursing and clinical medicine. Materials in one library can be used in a different library. Databases, OPAC, electronic journals and e-books are usable via the university intranet.


Tokyo Women’s Medical University Library is open to students, faculty, staff, professor emeritus, alumnae of the University, and to visitors permitted by the Director of the Library.
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Hours & Closings




Present your ID card with the items to check out at the circulation counter.

  Loan period Number of items
Books One week Up to 5
Periodicals One week Up to 5
Audio-Visuals One week Up to 3



Borrowed items must be returned at the circulation counter. When the Library is closed, a “Return Box” is available outside the entrance of the Library.

Renewals (for books only)

Bring books by the day they are due and ask for a renewal at the circulation counter. Renewal of an item can be made only once, unless it is not reserved by another user.

Overdue penalty

Fine for books and periodicals is 20 yen, 100 yen for audio-visual materials per each overdue day. If the overdue period exceeds 30 days or more, your loan service privilege will be suspended for three months.

If a borrowed item is lost

The borrower must compensate a lost item. Ask the officer at the circulation counter for details.


Reserving materials in circulation or new-arrival items can be made at the circulation counter.

Overnight loan

Reference books with "R" labels and textbooks with“オーバーナイト”labels can be borrowed only overnight. Overnight loan begins at an hour before closing and needs to be returned an hour after opening on the next day.


Make photocopies by yourself with a coin-operated photocopier. Return the items when finished.


Students, faculty, staff, professor emeritus, alumnae of the University may request interlibrary loans for materials not in the library.



Materials in the Library can be searched. >>LINK


Bibliographic databases for finding journal articles you need. --Pubmed,Cochrane Library, CINAHL, Web of Science, etc.

Electronic journals and books

The Library provides access to many electronic materials. --ScienceDirect, ProQuest, Springer Link, ClinicalKey, Wiley Online Library, Harrison's Online, etc.

*Registration is required for alumnae to use the electronic resources (for a fee).



Facilities Area (m2) Seats
Reading room, Browsing corner, Storage 1,272.5861 225
(as of Apr.1 2022)


  Japanese Foreign Total
Books 79,590 9,985 89,575
Periodicals 21,795 29,699 51,494
Audio-Visuals     1,056


  Japanese Foreign Total
Books 2,043 18 2,061
Current periodicals 602 45 647
Bound periodicals 607 82 689
Audio-visuals     30
Electronic journals 3,717 57,329 61,046
(as of Mar.31 2022)


Main Library
8-1 Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, 162-8666 Tokyo
Phone: 03-3353-8112 ext.31162
9:00-19:00 (Mon. to Fri.) 9:00-13:00 (Saturday)
Adachi Library
4-33-1 Kouhoku, Adachi-ku, 123-8558 Tokyo
Phone: 03-3857-0112 ext.24912
9:40-18:00 (Mon. to Fri.) 9:00-13:00 (Saturday except 3rd)

Floor guide (Main Library)

Library - Floor guide

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