Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
The Nakajima Library is always open to students and never “sleeps.” We want to provide a place where you can always study.
The university has incorporated this idea into the library. The library is a composite structure of timber and reinforced concrete with a unique semicircular design not seen anywhere else in the country: the theme is the “Book Coliseum.” Akita prefecture’s native cedar has been widely used in the construction. The traditionally crafted umbrella-shaped roof has a striking presence, giving users a sense of tranquility and calm.
The Nakajima Library was specifically-designed by architect Mitsuru Senda and has won numerous awards, such as the Murano Togo Prize, the JIA Award, the International Architecture Awards 2010, the Good Design Award, among others.
|Books||77,671 (49,886 Western books; 27,785 Japanese books)|
|Journals||172 titles (108 Western titles; 64 Japanese titles)|
|CDs and DVDs||3,284 items|
|Online databases||10 titles|
As of April, 2016
Please enjoy our beautiful library by watching this 4k resolution movie file.
You can also see inside the library by Google map indoor view.
|General public||Persons who have high school student card||AIU Students||AIU Faculty and
|Weekdays||9:00-22:00||6:00-22:00||24 hours/365 days|
|Weekends and Public holidays||9:45-18:00||6:00-22:00|