Collections and resources at the Japanese Library

Detail of a print block with Japanese characters


The Japanese Library houses Oxford University’s principal collection relating to Japan and offers one of the best and most extensive research collections for Japanese Studies in Europe. We cover an extensive range of topics, including literature, history, linguistics, politics, economics, sociology and anthropology.

You can search for Western language and Japanese language books and journals on SOLO. Find out more about how to search SOLO.

Our Japanese manuscripts and antiquarian printed books are stored at the Weston Library. Contact the Japanese Library ( for enquiries and access.