Nakajima Library will be closed for the time being to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, Covid-19. Students, faculty, and staff members should refer to the latest email sent from the library to the AIU community for details.
Open for Students 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 8:30-22:00
Sat, Holidays & Vacation Periods 10:00-18:00
|High School Student Card Holders||6:00-22:00 / 365 days|
Faculty & Staff
|24 hrs / 365 days|
|Books||82,835 (52,491 Non-Japanese books; 30,344 Japanese books)|
|Journals||209 (118 Western titles; 91 Japanese titles)|
|CDs and DVDs||3,671|
|Electronic Journals||Approx. 1,500|
As of April, 2019