University Library

  The University Library stores about 360,000 items including textbooks, teacher's manuals, and materials on education. It is open till 21:00 on weekdays, to provide a good educational and research environment to users. It is also open on Saturday, Sunday and national holidays (except during term vacation); and is accessible not only to students, but also to the public.
  Visitors to the Library's website can use book search services (OPAC), CiNii, PsycINFO, Ichu-Shi Web, and view about 8,300 electronic journal.
  Two collections are available for researchers at and outside the university: One is the Noji Junya Collection, which was contributed by the former President Noji and comprises of about 25,000 books mainly in Japanese linguistics and pedagogy. The other is the Omura Hama Collection, which was contributed by Ms. Hama Omura, a famous educator and comprises about 10,000 items of study records and materials.

  The learning commons is a space where students can practice lessons in a more realistic setting and try teaching new methods such as active learning. The trial lesson area, which simulates an elementary school classroom, has an electronic blackboard and digital textbooks. This multifunctional area can also be used by students for preparing for the teacher employment examination and trial lessons .

  In April 2019, the "Media Commons" was established. The room is open and bright, and audiovisual materials and English language learning materials can be used. In addition to individuals and groups, learning using media and information equipment can be freely undertaken.
  The University Library has a section for children, called the Children's Library, which is an uncommon feature for this kind of library. The Children's Library, designed for use among students, children and citizens, is opened to various members of the local community, and also serves as a facility for the efforts of student volunteers to support child rearing. For students, the Children's Library represents a good opportunity for practical study. Through this activity, the Children's Library was awarded the "School Library Prize Award" from the National School Library Association in 2012. This is the first award recieved by a university library.