University Library

University Library

University Library

The Hirosaki University Library was established in May 1949, and now consists of the Main Library, the Medical Branch. The total number of volumes is about 830,000. In addition to books and serials for study and research, electronic materials such as DVD databases and online facilities which include 8,800 titles of online journals are also available. Service is offered throughout the week (with the exception of Saturday and Sunday during seasonal vacations) to not only members of the University, but also visitors from the community (though such service is restricted).Various information, guides for users, catalogues, online journals, study information in the University etc., are available via the Library’s web pages.

University Library Guidance


This table shows number of the university’s library holdings as of March 31, 2013.

Divisions Main Library Medical Branch Total
Japanese and Chinese Other Foreign Books Japanese and Chinese Other Foreign Books
Total 496,159 162,579 100,122 74,871 833,731

Library Usage

Library usage of the 2012 fiscal year.

Divisions Days Open Visitors Book Loans
Persons Books
Main Library 302 201,812 21,318 39,448
Medical Branch 329 36,562 8,368 14,739
Total 631 238,374 29,686 54,187
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