Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Library

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

the Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Library Access Map


2-2-26 Izumi-cho, Kokubunji-shi,Tokyo, 185-8520
TEL 042-359-4020


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

Opening Hours

Mon.-Fri. 10:00a.m.-9:00p.m.
Sat.,Sun.& Holidays 10:00a.m.-5:30p.m.

Photoduplication Services

Mon.-Fri :10:00a.m.-8:00p.m.
Sat.Sun.Holidays :10:00a.m.-4:30p.m.
Photoduplication Services


Tama Library Calendar

Floor Guide

Tama Library Floor Guide

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.

Photoduplication Services

Photocopying services are available only for the materials of the Library’s collections. All
photocopying is subject to copyright law and other restrictions.

Reception hours Monday ~ Friday 10:00 ~ 20:00
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 10:00 ~ 16:30
Fee for copies by
(per page, includes
consumption tax)
Electronic copy(black & white) B5、A4、B4、A3 25 yen
Enlarge / shrink copy
(Part enlarge or shrink not possible)
Color copy A4、B4、A3 130 yen
Print from online database,
CD-ROM, etc.
black & white
25 yen
Color copy
130 yen
Copy from microfilm A4 70 yen
A3 90 yen

Electronic copy
(Please copy by yourself)
black & white  10 yen
color 50 yen

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Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library 5-7-13 Minami-Azabu Minato-ku,Tokyo, 106-8575, JAPAN. TEL 03-3442-8451(Map)
Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Library  2-2-26 Izumi-cho, Kokubunji-shi,Tokyo, 185-8520, JAPAN. TEL 042-359-4020(Map)