Background of the Plan

Second Basic Plan for the International Library of Children's Literature

Based on the great changes in the environment surrounding children's reading, to fulfill its role as the national library dedicated to children's books, the International Library of Children's Literature (ILCL), National Diet Library, has discussed the ideal form of its services in future.

Outline of the Facilities of the New Building

Site 12-49 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007 Japan
Structure Extensions reinforced concrete
Size Two floors underground, three floors above ground
Ground area Approximately 7,733 square meters
Total floor area Approximately 6,200 square meters
Storage capacity Approximately 670,000 volumes(at first)
Design and management Kanto Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Tadao Ando Architect & Associates Co. Ltd.
Nikken Sekkei Co. Ltd.
Builder Construction: The Zenitaka Corporation
Electrical facilities: YURTEC CORPORATION
Mechanical facilities: SANKO AIR CONDITIONING CO.,LTD.
Period February 2012 – June 30, 2015 (tentative)


Designing of the new building- FY2011
Survey of the buried cultural assetsFY2011
Integration of information system FY2011
ConstructionFY2011 - FY2015 (tentative)
ReopenFY2015 (tentative)