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.

NDL Online

The National Diet Library Online Search and Request Service (NDL Online) provides services to search and request the library's materials and digital contents held by NDL.

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

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.

Japanese Children's Books Translated into Foreign Languages* (In Japanese)

This page provides links to files containing bibliographic 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.