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)
Until further notice, access to the Library is restricted 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 March 2013:
Students from institutions other than the above must present a reference letter issued by a library affiliated to schools/colleges/universities they belong to.
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.
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.
Requests for inter-library loans may be accepted. Libraries need to send their requests either by fax or e-mail.
Self-operated copying and printing:
|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:
|Black & white||All sizes||30 yen per page and postage|
|Colour||All sizes||100 yen per page and postage|
The Library is open to the public and visitors from Monday to Friday: 10:00-13:00 & 14:00-17:30
The Library closes on weekends, UNU holidays and at the end of December/beginning of January. This year’s holidays fall on the following dates:
The schedule is subject to alteration. The Library may also be closed temporarily without prior notice. Please note that members of the public are requested to make an appointment with Library staff and can contact them here.