The European Institute boasts a wide collection of academic resources related to European studies. Approximately 44,000 works of literature, documents, and audio/video software are classified and open for public use.
Users can search by OPAC at Sophia University, and find them either at the Institute on the 7th floor, or in the library on the same floor.

◆Open Archives on the Central Library 7F (OPAC search available.)

  • European Section
  • German Section
  • Uda Collection
  • Ito Collection
  • Austrian Section
  • Swiss Section
  • Yonei Collection
  • Spanish Collection
  • Spanish Civil War Section
  • Portuguese Section

◆Archives stored in the Institute(OPAC search available.)
Some materials are stored in closed stack shelves. Please ask staff for assistance.

  • European AV materials
  • New materials form EU (unregistered on OPAC)
  • Newspapers and magazines related to Germany and Switzerland (unregistered on OPAC)
  • Digital clippings on Spanish Civil War
  • Music Documents in Spanish Collection (include AV materials: Call Number begins “7-G”)


◆New arrivals

  List of new arrivals 2021

◆How to Use and Check-out

 Our Collections are open for public use.
Those without Sophia ID can borrow books at the European Institute Reception.

Check-out procedure

  • Users who have Sophia ID or library Membership can make check-out and return procedures at a Library counter on 1F.
  • Users without Sophia ID can make those procedures at the European Institute Reception.

Opening Hours

*Opening Hours may change due to the situation of the Covid-19.  

Mon-Fri 10:00-16:00 (closed 11:30-12:30)
(Closed Days: Sat, Sun, National and University Holidays)