Japanese Library contacts and support

A detail of the three books at the Japanese Library

You will need to book a time slot to use our open libraries. Check individual libraries for more details. Find out what to expect when you visit a library and our latest service updates.


For enquiries about the library's collections, facilities or services, you can contact us by:

For Japanese special collections, please contact the curator, Dr Alessandro Bianchi, directly:

Library staff

Bodleian Japanese Librarian and Disability Liaison Librarian

Dr Alessandro Bianchi

Principal Library Assistant

Rie Williams

Senior Library Assistant

Hitomi Hall

Library Assistant

Dr Alice Freeman

Library Assistant

Aaron Zheng