University Library


The University Library comprises two buildings, the Main Building (Josanjima Campus) and the Kuramoto Annex (Kuramoto Campus). The library supports Tokushima University education and research activities as the core foundation of academic information at the university. The Associate Director and library staffs are there to support education by providing an environment that meets a wide range of learning needs. The materials held by the library are also available to the public in various ways for the purpose of contributing to the promotion of local culture.


Main Library

The Main Building is a general library holding academic materials in specialized fields ranging from general education to the humanities and natural sciences. Since it is used mainly by first and second year students, learning supports such as encouraging reading and counseling are provided with cooperation among students, academic staffs and library staffs.

In addition, the library plays a vital role in fostering lifelong learning and the door is open to local communities by offering various library services and holding exhibitions of valuable materials.

Life Sciences Library

The Kuramoto Annex library is dedicated to life science. With a collection of materials covering medicine, dentistry, pharmacology, nutrition and other academic fields, it supports the education and research activities of researchers, as well as of hospitals and regional healthcare professionals.

 In addition, the Group Study Rooms offer video and sound recordings of advanced academic information, with all the IT equipment required for group discussions and conferences.


(As of April 1, 2016)

Number of Books

Main LibraryLife Sciences LibraryTotal
Books Japanese and Chinese Books 419,190 113,339 532,529
Foreign Books 150,861 104,140 255,001
Journals Japanese Journals 9,609 3,213 12,822
Foreign Journals 3,592 3,288 6,880




Number of Visitors

Main LibraryLife Sciences LibraryTotal
In the University Faculty Members 9,954 15,107 25,061
Students 253,139 228,531 481,670
General Public 16,578 9,872 26,450
Average Number of Visitors per day 857.9 743.4 1601.3
Number of Open Days 326 341 -