Nagano City Library, Nanbu Library

Nagano City Library building

Nagano City Library

Outline of Facilities
Nagano City Library

  • Lending Books: Each person can lend up to 5 books each for 2 weeks.
  • Copy Service : You can only copy the library's materials. Each copy is 30 yen, and 1 person can only make 30 copies at a time.
  • Collection Size: 360,000 books as of April 1999.
  • Book Storage Capacity: 150,000 open shelf and 382,000 closed shelf.
  • Audio Visual Equipment : 1,200 CD's, 1,600 cassette tapes, 300 LD's, 450 VHD's.
  • Car Parking: 45 max.
  • Bicycle Parking: 80 max.

Nagano City Library
Open Hours: Wednesday - Monday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Holidays: Every Tuesday, the last day of the month (to clean the library), National Holidays, Year-end holiday (Dec 29th - Jan 3rd), during collection adjustment (once a year for 2 weeks, at the beginning of June)
* If the last day of the month is a Tuesday, then the next day will be a holiday also.
Address: Nagato-cho-1097-3, Nagano, Nagano Prefecture 380-0843, Japan
Tel: 026-232-3558
Fax: 026-232-3541

Nanbu Library

Nanbu Library, Nagano City
Outline of Facilities

  • Lending Books: Each person can lend up to 5 books each for 2 weeks.
  • Collection Size : 250,000 books as of April 1999.
  • Bookmobile Service: They have mobile bookservices for every area of the city (3 Iizuna buses that have 3,000 books each).
    • Lending area: 76 different places
    • Lending time: 30 minutes - 1 hour
    • Lending limit: Up to 5 books per person
    • Lending term: 2 weeks

    You can find the Bookmobile schedule in the Nagano City public information report that comes out on May 15th and November 15th.

  • Branch offices: There are branch offices in every Public City Hall (22 total) that also have many books. Please visit the branch office nearest your house.
  • Citizen's Library: Because of public demand, they have opened up many citizens' libraries in many places.
  • Group Lending: They lend books to the South PTA mother and family library.

Nanbu Library
Open Hours: Wednesday - Monday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Holidays: Every Tuesday, the last day of the month (to clean the library), National Holidays, Year-end holiday (Dec 29th - Jan 3rd), during collection adjustment (once a year for 2 weeks June 1st - 14th)
* If the last day of the month is a Tuesday, then the next day will be a holiday also.
Address: 1201 Shinonoionbegawa, Nagano, Nagano Prefecture 388-8006, Japan
Tel: 026-292-0143
Fax: 026-292-0559

Nagano City Library Website: http://library.nagano-ngn.ed.jp/