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Libraries and reading rooms outside the Central Library system

Tama Campus Faculty of Law Student Reading Room These reading rooms house a collection of books and magazines geared mainly toward students in the Faculties of Law, Economics and Commerce. It is also possible for users who are not students in these faculties to browse materials that are only to be found in the Reading Room of the faculty in question.
Faculty of Economics Student Reading Room
Faculty of Letters Major-Specific Reading Rooms A common reading room is offered for the 13 major subjects offered in the Faculty of Letters as well as common subjects, to which are attached major-specific reading rooms housing major-specific materials totaling approximately 280,000 volumes.
Policy Studies Library This library reflects the nature of the Faculty of Policy Studies curriculum in that it houses some 30,000 volumes, mainly in foreign languages, relating to Policy Sciences and Cross-Cultural Studies. It can be used by students from other faculties too.
Graduate Library This library holds approximately 180,000 volumes in its research collections comprised mainly of foreign books related to law, economics, and commerce. In principle it is for academic staff and postgraduate students, but undergraduates are also allowed access.
Korakuen Campus Science and Engineering Library As the central library of the Korakuen Campus, this library takes advantage of its central urban location to offer services not only to science and engineering students, but like the Central Library on the Tama Campus, to a wide range of students from other faculties and alumni as well. It has an extensive collection of materials geared towards use in cutting-edge research, primarily consisting of specialized books and magazines related to the fields of natural sciences and engineering. In recent years, the library has been expanding and modernizing its collection to provide journals in electronic form and enhance its online database.
Business School Reading Room In April 2008, this Reading Room was opened on the 13th floor of Building No. 3 on the Korakuen Campus, in conjunction with the establishment of the Business School (Chuo Graduate School of Strategic Management). It is a specialized library with a collection primarily focused on management and business-related materials, and is also pursuing the enhancement of its electronic information services environment including an online database. While classes are in session, the reading room is open on Sundays and holidays as well. In March 2010, in conjunction with the movement of the humanities and social sciences graduate schools to the Ichigaya Tamachi Campus, the name of this reading room was changed to the Business School Reading Room.
Ichigaya Campus Ichigaya Campus Reading Room Located on the third and fourth floors of the Ichigaya Campus Building No. 1, this specialized reading room supports the study and research activities of students and academic staff in the Graduate School of Law. It houses a strictly selected collection of the latest specialist volumes and journals in the legal field and offers them for use. Progress is also being made on the enhancement of the electronic information services environment. While classes are in session, the room is also open on Sundays and holidays (the third-floor reading room is open year-round, excluding the New Year’s holidays.)