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Book Loans

The book corner has a collection of publications related to Japanese language studies and multiculturalism. Feel free to browse the materials, but a library card is required to borrow (free of charge).

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(residence card, national health insurance card, driver’s license, student ID etc.)to 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, but only 2 language study book can be borrowed at a time.

Returning Books

  • Return borrowed books to the counter by the due-date.
  • You can return books by mail or by home delivery service (you must pay for all expenses etc).
  • If you have not returned over-due books, you cannot borrow any other materials.
  • In the event that you lose, dirty, or destroy any book you have borrowed, you may be required to pay for a new book.

Extending Due-date Books

  • If you would like to extend the due-date of a book and it is not reserved by anyone else, return it to the counter by the due-date and then re-borrow it.


  • There is no copy service available.

Group Borrowing

  • 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.

Additional Information

  • We hold giveaways of books, magazines and newspapers that have passed their retention period.
    For further details please see click here.
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