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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 .
 

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

NameChuo Library
Address9-2 Matsushita-cho, Jyurakumawari Nakagyo-ku
ClosedTuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open9:30 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)
NameUkyo Chuo Library
AddressSansa Ukyo 3th Floor, 12 Uzumasashimokeibu-cho, Ukyo-ku
ClosedTuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open9:30 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)
NameFushimi Chuo Library
Address659-1 Ima-machi, Fushimi-ku
ClosedTuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open9:30 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)
NameDaigo Chuo Library
AddressPaseo Daigoro West Bldg. 4th Floor, 30-1 Daigotakahata-cho, Fushimi-ku
ClosedTuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open9:30a.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)
NameKita Library
AddressKita Godofukushi Center 2nd Floor, 44-1 Murasakinounrinin-cho, Kita-ku
ClosedTuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open9:30 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)
NameSakyo Library
AddressSakyo Godofukushi Center 2nd Floor, 5 Takanonishibiraki-cho, Sakyo-ku
ClosedTuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open9:30 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)
NameIwakura Library
Address16 Iwakurashimozaiji-cho, Sakyo-ku
ClosedTuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open9:30 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.
NameHigashiyama Library
AddressHigashiyama Sogochosha South Bldg. 2nd Floor, 130-8 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku
ClosedTuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open9:30 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.
NameYamashina Library
AddressYamashina Godofukushi Center 4th Floor, 34-1 Takehanashichono-cho, Yamashina-ku
ClosedTuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open9:30 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)
NameShimogyo Library
Address110-1 Matsubara Sagaru Tominaga-cho, Shinmachidori, Shimogyo-ku
ClosedTuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open9:30 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)
NameMinami Library
Address5-5 Higashikujominamisanno-cho, Minami-ku
ClosedTuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open9:30 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)
NameKisshoin Library
AddressTonan High School East Bldg. 1st Floor, 1 Kisshoinikeda-cho, Minami-ku
ClosedTuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open9:30 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.
NameKuze Fureai Center Library
AddressKuze Fureai Center 1st Floor, 328 Kuzetsukiyama-cho, Minami-ku
ClosedTuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open9:30 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.
NameNishikyo Library
Address20-3 Yamadaoyoshimi-cho, Nishikyo-ku
ClosedTuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open9:30 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)
NameRakusai Library
AddressRakusai Sogochosha 1st Floor, 1-2 Oharanohigashisakaidani-cho 2-chome, Nishikyo-ku
ClosedTuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open9:30 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)
NameMukaijima Library
Address151-35 Mukaijimaninomaru-cho, Fushimi-ku
ClosedTuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open9:30 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.
NameDaigo Library
Address1-2 Ishidanishinotsubo, Fushimi-ku
ClosedTuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open9:30 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.
NameKoganomori Library
AddressKoganomori Syogaigakusyu Plaza 1st Floor, 216 Kogaazuma-cho, Fushimi-ku
ClosedTuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open9:30 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.
NameKodomomiraikan Kosodate Library
AddressKodomomiraikan 3rd Floor, 601-1 Ainomachidori Takeyamachi Sagaru Kusunoki-cho, Nakagyo-ku
ClosedTuesday (Next weekday if Tuesday is a National Holiday) and New Year Holidays
Open9:30 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)
 

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