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 17,000 titles 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
2-2-26 Izumi-cho, Kokubunji-shi,Tokyo, 185-8520
JR Chuo Line, Musashino line, Nishikokubunji station south exit, 7 minutes' walk
Keio Bus, Route 寺83 or 寺85, Izumi plaza bus stop, 5 minutes' walk
Sat.,Sun.& Holidays 10:00a.m.-5:30p.m.
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How to Use the Materials
Tokyo Magazine Bank
The "Tokyo Magazine Bank, "this magazine collection includes over 6,000 different magazines published in the past one year. They are available in the magazine area and the open stacks. In addition, back issues around 17,000 different magazines are stored in the closed stacks. These archives can be used an entire magazine series together.
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