In May of 2009, the Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Library launched the Tokyo Magazine Bank, a service dedicated to providing magazines and journals. It is the first public library in Japan to offer such a service. The Tokyo Magazine Bank has approximately 16,000 titles (around one million volumes) of academic and general magazines and journals covering a wide range of subject matter, as well as a collection of the inaugural issue of various magazines.
An additional feature of the Tama Library is the service aimed at children and adolescents.
The Library provides a variety of books for young people ranging in age from infants to high school students.
Locations & Hours
6-3-1 Nishiki-cho, Tachikawa-shi,Tokyo (Postal Code 190-0022)
JR Nanbu Line 10 minute walk from Nishi-Kunitachi Station
JR Chuo Line 20 minute walk from Tachikawa Station
Keio Bus 3 minute walk from Nishiki-chosan-chome Stop
Sat.,Sun.& Holidays 9:30a.m.-5:00p.m.
Tama Library Calendar
Tama Library Floor Guide
How to Use the Materials
Tokyo Magazine Bank
Of the 16,000 titles housed in the Tokyo Magazine Bank, more than 500 titles of magazines and journals, covering approximately the past one year for each title, are accessible on open shelves. Back issues of these titles that are more than a year old, in addition to other magazines and journals, are kept in the closed stacks.
Service Providing Materials for Children and Adolescents
Only a part of the materials that is housed in the Library is accessible on open shelves. All other materials are kept in the closed stacks.
Photocopying services are available only for the materials of the Library’s collections. All
photocopying is subject to copyright law and other restrictions.
||Monday ～ Friday 10:00 ～ 20:00
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 10:00 ～ 16:30
|Fee for copies by
(per page, includes
|Electronic copy(black & white)
|Enlarge / shrink copy
(Part enlarge or shrink not possible)
|Print from online database,
|black & white
|Copy from microfilm
(Please copy by yourself)
|black & white
|Materials which can be copied
1 Magazines: Since January 2000. But not the latest magazine, nor bounded magazines.
2 Books: Books on open shelves, etc. For details, please see signs in the library.