About Us

2015-2016 ILCL Renewal

ILCL's new annex "Arch Building" was completed in 2015 and new services started sequentially from 2015 to 2016.

Brick Building

For both adults and children

Floors and Rooms Overview
3F Hall An exhibition which introduces the history and attraction of the library is newly available. Events such as concerts are also held here.
Museum Exhibitions which cover a variety of subjects on children's literature are held.
2F Teens' Research Room
(former Researchers' Reading Room 1)
A new room with materials mainly useful for teens' research is available. (Feb. 2016-)
Gallery of Children's Literature
(former Researchers' Reading Room 2)
A gallery to show the history of Japanese children's literature is available, where you can handle and enjoy the books. (Feb. 2016-)
1F Children's Library, Meet the World, Story Hour Room A new area where you can take off your shoes and read books is available in the Children's Library. (Mar. 2016-)
Common Room
(former Office)
A room for resting, eating and nursing is available. (Nov. 2015-)

Arch Building

As a library specialized in children's literature

Floors and Rooms Overview
3F Office  
2F Researchers' Reading Room Two existing reading rooms (Researchers' Reading Room 1 & 2) were unified into one spacious and practical room. (Sep. 2015-)
1F Seminar Rooms Lectures, trainings, and events for children are held.
B Stacks Stacks for approx. 650,000 volumes were newly extended in the Arch Building basement in order to ensure the future preservation environment, in addition to the existing stacks in the Brick Building with a capacity of approx. 400,000 volumes, which is close to full.