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- Although the library collection focuses on Japanese Studies, any reader with a valid University card is welcomed and encouraged to use our facilities.
- The library is open to all University of Oxford students, academic staff, and academic visitors holding a University card or Bodleian Reader card.
- If you are not a member of the University of Oxford, you will need to apply for a Bodleian Reader card before you can be granted access.
- You must always carry your library card when using the library and produce it on entry or at any other time if asked to do so.
Rules and regulations
- The Bodleian Libraries Regulations and Rules of Conduct apply at this library.
- You may use your laptop at designated desk spaces in the Reading Room.
- You may bring small bags into the library, but only on the ground floor.
- You must not leave your belonging unattended. The Japanese Library assumes no responsibility for any stolen or lost items.
- Bottled water and hot drinks in KeepCups are permitted, but only on the ground floor.
Layout and classification
- The library consists of the Main Reading Room and offices on the ground floor, and the bookstacks in the basement.
- The main research collection is stored either in the on-site bookstacks or in the remote book storage facility in Swindon. Please always check an item’s location on SOLO.
- General reference works are arranged by subject in the Main Reading Room. A more extensive selection of reference works can be found in the stacks area.
- Special collections items are to be consulted in the Weston Library. For access to the Bodleian collection of Japanese rare books and manuscripts, contact email@example.com.