University Library

The University Library stores about 350,000 items of materials including textbooks, teacher's manuals, and materials on education. It is open till 21:00 on a weekday, to provide a good educational and research environment to users. It is also open on Saturday, Sunday and national holidays (except during students' vacation); and is accessible not only to students, but also to the public.
Visitors to the Library's website can use a book search service (OPAC), CiNii, PsycINFO, Ichu-Shi Web, and view about 9,000 titles of electronic journal.
Two collections are available for researchers at and outside the university: One is Noji Junya Collection, which werecontributed by the former President Noji and comprises about 25,000 books mainly in Japanese linguistics and pedagogy. The other is Omura Hama Collection, which were 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 you can perform trial lessons in a more realistic setting and try new learning methods such as active learning. The trial lesson area, which re-creates an elementary school classroom, is equipped with an electronic blackboard and digital textbooks. This area is used for preparing for the teacher employment examination and trial lessons etc.
The University Library has a section for children, called Children's Library, which is an uncommon feature for this kind of library. Children's Library, designed for exchange among students, children and citizens, is opened to various members of the local community, and serves as a facility for the efforts of student volunteers, etc. to support child rearing. For students, Children's Library represents a good opportunity for practical study. Through this activity, 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.