Search Guide

Titles with asterisk (*) link to Japanese page.

(Online Catalogs and Databases)

NDL Search

Provides services that enable integrated search of bibliographic data and digital archives of prefectural libraries, archives, museums, institutes of academic research and NDL.

National Diet Library Online Public Access Catalog

Using NDL-OPAC (National Diet Library Online Public Access Catalog), you can search NDL holdings including the Asian language materials and the Japanese Periodicals Index. (Please note that the English version of NDL-OPAC provides only search functions; remote-service request functions are available only in the Japanese version.)

International Library of Children's Literature Online Public Access Catalog for Kids* (Japanese only)

This datebase has a children-friendly interface. Children can search information on Japanese children's books housed in the Children's Library, the Meet the World and the Teens' Research Room.

NDL Digital Collections

This site enables a user to search and view a variety of resources, collected and stored by the NDL.

Database of Japanese Children's Books translated into Foreign Languages* (Japanese only)

With this database, users can search information on Japanese children's books translated into foreign languages and published outside of Japan.


This page introduces the acquisition and preservation of materials of the ILCL.

Reference Service

The ILCL provides the reference service on children' books or books related to children's culture etc.