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.
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|General Public||Weekdays 9:00-22:00
Sat, Sun, Holidays & Vacation Periods 9:45-18:00
|High School Student Card Holders||6:00-22:00 / 365 days|
Faculty & Staff
|24 hrs / 365 days|
Open hours may change. Please see updated information at below link.
|Books||80,048 (51,259 Western books; 28,789 Japanese books)|
|Journals||168 (103 Western titles; 65 Japanese titles)|
|CDs and DVDs||3,300|
As of April, 2017