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  • Admission

    The Library is available to assist in the achievement of the overall objectives of UNU. Library materials and information resources are collected and made available primarily for members of the UNU community including staff members, fellows, researchers, visiting scholars, affiliate scholars, associate personnel, postgraduate students and members of the UN agencies at the UNU HQ building.

    Restricted access to the UNU Library during UNU postgraduate courses (as of 22 March 2013)

    Access to the Library requires an advance appointment during UNU postgraduate courses. Students from reciprocal collaboration institutions are granted access upon presentation of their library cards or student ID cards.

    Reciprocal collaboration institutions as of December 2013:

      • Aoyama Gakuin University
      • International Christian University
      • National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
      • Sophia University

    Students from institutions other than the above must present a reference letter issued by a library affiliated to schools/colleges/universities they belong to.

    Reference services and enquiries

    Assistance in identifying materials, information retrieval, and instruction in using electronic resources and databases on various subjects will be provided by trained Library staff members on request.

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  • Loan services

    Loans are not available for external users. Library materials are for reference use in the Library only. Individual borrowing privileges are granted to the support members of the Japan Foundation for UNU. For individuals affiliated or enrolled at university libraries where cooperation agreements have been signed, please contact the respective library. Refer to the contact information.

    Inter-library loan arrangements

    Requests for inter-library loans may be accepted. Libraries need to send their requests either by fax or e-mail.

  • Photocopy and print charges

    Self-operated copying and printing:

    Size Charge
    Black & white A3 20 yen per page
    Other sizes 10 yen per page
    Colour A3 80 yen per page
    Other sizes 50 yen per page

    Article photocopies delivery service:

    Size Charge
    Black & white All sizes 30 yen per page and postage
    Colour All sizes 100 yen per page and postage
  • New eJournal and eResource now accessible.

    Science Online and Oxford Dictionaries are now accessible at UNU offices and research institutes throughout the world. Details are available at https://library.unu.edu/.

    Library Talk was held on Friday, 18 April 2014 from 15:00-17:00

    Dr. Madoka Futamura, Academic Programme Officer, UNU-IAS was the guest speaker of the second “Library Talk” who spoke about her latest book entitled “The politics of the death penalty in countries in transition” co-edited by Futamura and Nadia Bernaz published by Routledge in 2014.

    The research subject is unique in focusing on countries in transition, either in the process of democratization or emerging out of armed conflicts, where people and society face big social and political changes. The death penalty issues and cases of Argentina, Cambodia, the Republic of Korea, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Iraq and the Northern African states are examined in the book. Those countries face various tasks, such as restoring and maintaining security, reforming institutions, achieving justice for past violence, and reconciliation, rebuilding infrastructure, and so on. And in such contexts, quite a few countries abolish the death penalty, face pressure to abolish it, or else resort to the death penalty in order to tackle those tasks, as the case of Iraq shows.

    Two discussants namely Ms. Kazuko Ito, Attorney at Law & Secretary General, Human Rights Now and Prof. Yasue Mochizuki, Professor, School of Law and Politics, Kwansei Gakuin University joined Dr. Futamura to discuss further. The participants’ thought-provoking comments and questions made the discussion very lively.

    This “Library Talk” event is open to the public. The next event will be announced later.

    The UNU Library “Update” offers the latest information about additional e-Resources, news, announcements, book arrivals, UNU publications and more. Please see the UNU Library website for more details.

    2014 Eisaku Sato Essay Contest Submission Deadline was 31 March 2014

    The Secretariat received many submissions throughout the world. The contest result will be announced in July 2014.

    The theme of the 2014 contest was: ”Discuss the merits and demerits of extending long-term assistance to developing countries whose own self-help efforts are inadequate, as well as potential measures that could promote greater self-help efforts.” For details, please refer to the announcement page.