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The Library offers books about Japan and various countries around the world as well as language study books.It also has a large number fo books in over 30 different languages.You must have a library card in order to borrow books from the library.

library search

  • Please ask at the counter if there is a book you cannot find.
  • You can use the Koryu Corner Library Book Search on the SIRA Website to find a book.

Book Search

Registering for a Library Card

  • You can register for a library card as long as you are a resident of Sendai, live close to Sendai, or your school or workplace is located in Sendai.
  • When registering for a library card, show your ID(national health insurance card, driver’s license, student ID, Non-Japanese registration card etc.)to a staff member at the counter.
  • If you lose your library card, change address or telephone number, please inform a staff member at the counter.
  • Your library card is valid for two years.

Borrowing Books

  • A maximum of three books or magazines can be borrowed for a period of two weeks.
  • Only 2 language study books (orange bar code) can be borrowed for a period of 2 weeks.
  • Please ask a staff member for CDs and cassette tapes that come with language study books.
  • If you would like to borrow library books, take them along with your library card to the counter.

Returning Books

  • Return books to the counter (you do not need your library card).
  • You can return books by mail or by home delivery service (you must pay for all expenses etc).
    ※ If you return books late, you may be subject to a penalty.
  • If you have not returned over-due books, you cannot borrow any other materials.
  • If you lose any books, you will be responsible to pay for them.

Extending Due-date Books

  • If you would like to extend the due-date of a book, return it by the due-date and then re-borrow it.
  • It is possible to extend the due-date of a book by phone only once.


  • There is no copy service available at the library.
  • Groups who are active in the Sendai area can borrow 20 books for a period of one month. Ask at the counter for further information.
  • Please do not eat or drink in the Library.
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