Notice of your library use

The library will open in October with shorter opening days and hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

Tuesday , Thursday (except for national holidays): 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (And date we deem necessary.)
・Take a temperature check and fill in the form at the reception.
? Wear a mask
・Hand sanitizer is available in the library.
・The library uses "Osaka corona chase system", please cooperate with the registration.
*"Guide of Osaka corona chase system " <Attention>
・Refrain from visiting the library when you have a fever or you are concerned about physical condition.
・Keep social distance with other users.
Search PC in the library are not available, we recommend to visit with advance search on the online catalogue.
*To search the catalogue of a specific library, select Library's location from the Advanced Search or refine your search on the "Search Result List" page.
・Reference service is canceled in the library. References are accepted from "Contact the library" at any time.) 
・Audiovisual materials are temporarily unavailable.
・Admission may be restricted depending on the congestion situation.<Infectious disease measures against COVID-19 at the library>
・Installation of a splash diffusion prevention sheet on the counter, and hand sanitizer.
・Library staffs wear masks and gloves.
・Reducing the number of seats.
・Regular ventilation.
・Storage of returned materials for a certain period.
・Disinfection in the library (as appropriate).We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

< Notice of loan service in the JF Japanese Language Institute, Kansai Library ~ on a trial basis ~ >

JF Japanese Language Institute, Kansai Library is specialized library whose purpose is to support the learning of Japanese language trainees.
We will start loan service as follows, since the training of this center has been postponed due to COVID-19. (Usually, visitors can only read books in the library.)

The service starts on the 24th (Mon) August, 2020.
Users : anybody 18 years of age or over living in Japan.
( Residents or workers in Tajiri-cho can borrow up to 10 books. )
Lending : up to 5 books, for 2 weeks

(You can extend the period only once, as long as there is no reservation.)

※ Some books and audio-visual materials cannot be borrowed.
※Please bring an identification card that indicates your address and apply it at the library counter. Those who has the library card below can request books of Kansai library from each library.
・The Japan Foundation Library
・The JF Japanese Language Institute, Urawa, Library

This service may be reduced or terminated when the training of this center is resumed.

The Library has a wide range collection on Japanese society and culture to help the participants study.

Brief search(OPAC)

OPACExternal link

Search Result List (New arrivals 30 days or earlier)External link

Useful Information External link

About the Library


3-14 Rinku Port Kita, Tajiri-cho, Sennan-gun, Osaka 598-0093
TEL:072-490-2605 / FAX:072-490-2805

Library Hours

Monday - Friday 9:40-17:00

Library Closed

*Saturdays, Sundays, National holidays, Year-end and New year's holidays, Last Friday of every month, Any other holidays will be notified. Calendar

Annual CalendarExternal link For Visitors: Please check the library calendar


The library is open to those who are 18 years old and over.
Before visiting, please call the library for the detailed information to use.
Registration may be made at the Information Desk of the Library.


1. Access to the Collection

The entire collection is open-access. Library catalog(OPAC) is available for finding books.

2. Loans

A loan service is provided only through Inter-Library Loan System.
*Please ask at the library of your affiliated organization, or at the public libraries for borrowing books.
*Residents or workers in Tajiri-cho can borrow books at the Information Desk.

3. Copy Service

Only materials in the Library may be copied, but only within the limits allowed by Japanese copyright laws.

4. Reference Service

Library provides research help to assist your teaching, research and other activities.

Collection & Facility





Please use a form in the following


※The Japan Foundation runs libraries in domestic and overseas offices.
The Japan Foundation LibrariesExternal link

Please refer to the Library of the Japanese-Language Institute, UrawaExternal link, for the resources concerned specifically with Japanese-language education.

※Donating books
For donations into our library, please contact us in advance.