Library Online Catalogs

The following library online catalogs are useful for finding books and journals for study and research.

*When using databases marked [Access via the Authentication System], you must configure the
"E-Journal and Database Authentication System" settings in your browser. For details, please refer to "How to use e-resources".

Search the collections of Kyoto University Libraries

Search the collections of libraries in Japan

  • CiNii Books
    You can search CiNii Books to find resources held in academic and research libraries throughout Japan.
    • Help - To master CiNii Books
    • In the Advanced Search, after entering the title, etc., specify the area as "Kyoto" to limit your search to books held in university libraries in Kyoto Prefecture.
  • NDL Search
    You can search the collections of the National Diet Library (including doctoral dissertations) and digital materials, and request photocopies without visiting the library and receive them by courier or postal mail in a paid service (Remote photoduplication service). You can also search the collections of libraries across Japan that are linked to the National Diet Library.
  • Calil: Japan’s biggest library searching site [in Japanese]
    Calil offers a search of the holdings and borrowing status of university libraries, public libraries, and specialized libraries throughout Japan. The service includes functions such as "Recipe," which recommends books that you may be interested in, "The hottest books," "Library Map," which searches for nearby libraries, and "Want to Read List," which allows you to make a list of books you are interested in.
  • Kyoto Prefecture Libraries Union Catalog?[in Japanese]
    Provided by Kyoto Prefectural Library. You can search for books, journals, and newspapers held in any of the public libraries in Kyoto Prefecture.

    Search the collections of libraries abroad


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