Welcome to the Kyoto City Library
 

Library Guide


  • Material(books, audiovisual material, and other material) owned by the Kyoto City Library can be read and viewed by anyone free of charge.
  • You need a library card to borrow material. Cards issued by the Kyoto City Library can be used in all 19 branches of the Kyoto City Library.
  • If you do not have a library card, follow the procedure at your nearest Kyoto City Library to obtain a card. Library cards can only be issued to people who are resident in Kyoto City, or who commute to Kyoto for work or to attend school. The Kyoto City Library can only issue one card per person. Please fill out the required "Individual Lending Registration Application" and present it at the counter along with confirmation of your name and address. For people living in the suburbs, please also present confirmation of your place of work or school address in Kyoto city.

■Borrowing and Returning

  • To borrow material, please present the material together with your library card at the counter. 

  • Each individual can borrow up to 10 items (2 items for audiovisual materials) for up to 2 weeks from any Kyoto City Library.
  • To extend the borrowing period, please return the material and present your library card at the counter of your nearest Kyoto City Library within the borrowing period. Please restrict your renewals to once per item. You cannot extend the borrowing period for audiovisual material or material that has been reserved by another member. You cannot extend the borrowing period by telephone, fax, or email.
  • To return material, simply bring the material to the counter of your nearest Kyoto City Library. (Library card not necessary) When the library is closed, simply place the book in the return post. For audiovisual material, please return them to the counter of the library from which you rented them.

■Searching for material

  • You can search all of the material held in Kyoto City Libraries from the material search machine (OPAC) in the building.
  • If the material is not available on the bookshelf, please fill in the necessary details on the "Reservation and Request Card" and present the card at the counter. If the material is already out on loan, we will contact you as soon as it is returned.
  • You can search and reserve material by Internet, OPAC, and cell phone. However, to do this you need a special password, so please apply at the counter beforehand.
  • If we do not have the material you are looking for, we will consider making a purchase. Also, it may be possible to borrow from libraries outside of Kyoto City.
  • Please try to limit your reservations and requests to 10 per person.

■Other services

  • Material in the library can be copied within the scope of Copyright Laws. 10 Yen per sheet.

■Kyoto City Library List

Name: Chuo Library
Address: 9-2 Matsushita-cho, Jyurakumawari Nakagyo-ku
Closed: Tuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Saturday, Sunday, and National Holidays 5:00 p.m. Children unaccompanied by an adult must leave by 5:00 p.m. on weekdays)

Name: Ukyo Chuo Library
Address: Sansa Ukyo 3th Floor, 12 Uzumasashimokeibu-cho, Ukyo-ku
Closed: Tuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Saturday, Sunday, and National Holidays 5:00 p.m. Children unaccompanied by an adult must leave by 5:00 p.m. on weekdays)

Name: Fushimi Chuo Library
Address: 659-1 Ima-machi, Fushimi-ku
Closed: Tuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Saturday, Sunday, and National Holidays 5:00 p.m. Children unaccompanied by an adult must leave by 5:00 p.m. on weekdays)

Name: Daigo Chuo Library
Address: Paseo Daigoro West Bldg. 4th Floor, 30-1 Daigotakahata-cho, Fushimi-ku
Closed: Tuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open: 9:30a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Saturday, Sunday, and National Holidays 5:00 p.m. Children unaccompanied by an adult must leave by 5:00 p.m. on weekdays)

Name: Kita Library
Address: Kita Godofukushi Center 2nd Floor, 44-1 Murasakinounrinin-cho, Kita-ku
Closed: Tuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open: 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Saturday, Sunday, and National Holidays 5:00 p.m. Children unaccompanied by an adult must leave by 5:00 p.m. on weekdays)

Name: Sakyo Library
Address: Sakyo Godofukushi Center 2nd Floor, 5 Takanonishibiraki-cho, Sakyo-ku
Closed: Tuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open: 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Saturday, Sunday, and National Holidays 5:00 p.m. Children unaccompanied by an adult must leave by 5:00 p.m. on weekdays)

Name: Iwakura Library
Address: 16 Iwakurashimozaiji-cho, Sakyo-ku
Closed: Tuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open: 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and National Holidays. Children unaccompanied by an adult must leave by 5:00 p.m.

Name: Higashiyama Library
Address: Higashiyama Sogochosha South Bldg. 2nd Floor, 130-8 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku
Closed: Tuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open: 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and National Holidays. Children unaccompanied by an adult must leave by 5:00 p.m.

Name: Yamashina Library
Address: Yamashina Godofukushi Center 4th Floor, 34-1 Takehanashichono-cho, Yamashina-ku
Closed: Tuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open: 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Saturday, Sunday, and National Holidays 5:00 p.m. Children unaccompanied by an adult must leave by 5:00 p.m. on weekdays)

Name: Shimogyo Library
Address: 110-1 Matsubara Sagaru Tominaga-cho, Shinmachidori, Shimogyo-ku
Closed: Tuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open: 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Saturday, Sunday, and National Holidays 5:00 p.m. Children unaccompanied by an adult must leave by 5:00 p.m. on weekdays)

Name: Minami Library
Address: 5-5 Higashikujominamisanno-cho, Minami-ku
Closed: Tuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Saturday, Sunday, and National Holidays 5:00 p.m. Children unaccompanied by an adult must leave by 5:00 p.m. on weekdays)

Name: Kisshoin Library
Address: Tonan High School East Bldg. 1st Floor, 1 Kisshoinikeda-cho, Minami-ku
Closed: Tuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open: 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and National Holidays. Children unaccompanied by an adult must leave by 5:00 p.m.

Name: Kuze Fureai Center Library
Address: Kuze Fureai Center 1st Floor, 328 Kuzetsukiyama-cho, Minami-ku
Closed: Tuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open: 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and National Holidays. Children unaccompanied by an adult must leave by 5:00 p.m.

Name: Nishikyo Library
Address: 20-3 Yamadaoyoshimi-cho, Nishikyo-ku
Closed: Tuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open: 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Saturday, Sunday, and National Holidays 5:00 p.m. Children unaccompanied by an adult must leave by 5:00 p.m. on weekdays)

Name: Rakusai Library
Address: Rakusai Sogochosha 1st Floor, 1-2 Oharanohigashisakaidani-cho 2-chome, Nishikyo-ku
Closed: Tuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open: 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Saturday, Sunday, and National Holidays 5:00 p.m. Children unaccompanied by an adult must leave by 5:00 p.m. on weekdays)

Name: Mukaijima Library
Address: 151-35 Mukaijimaninomaru-cho, Fushimi-ku
Closed: Tuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open: 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and National Holidays. Children unaccompanied by an adult must leave by 5:00 p.m.

Name: Daigo Library 
Address:1-2 Ishidanishinotsubo, Fushimi-ku
Closed: Tuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open: 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and National Holidays. Children unaccompanied by an adult must leave by 5:00 p.m.

Name: Koganomori Library
Address: Koganomori Syogaigakusyu Plaza 1st Floor, 216 Kogaazuma-cho, Fushimi-ku
Closed: Tuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open: 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and National Holidays. Children unaccompanied
by an adult must leave by 5:00 p.m.

Name: Kodomomiraikan Kosodate Library
Address: Kodomomiraikan 3rd Floor, 601-1 Ainomachidori Takeyamachi Sagaru Kusunoki-cho, Nakagyo-ku
Closed: Tuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Saturday, Sunday, and National Holidays 5:00 p.m. Children unaccompanied by an adult must leave by 5:00 p.m. on weekdays)