General Information and Services

Locations of materials

Materials collected by IAAMES are shelved on different floors at the central library. The materials whose locations are indicated “InstiAsianCul” on OPAC display are actually shelved at three different places, depending on the type of the materials. When you have difficulty in finding a book you are looking for, please consult the library staff.

OPAC display Location How to use Types of Materials
InstiAsianCul Central library, 6F south,  open stacks for IAAMES Help yourself to the books at the open stacks Most books (except rare or oversized books and special collections)
Central library, Room L-612, 6F south Visit L-612 and ask the librarian. the latest issues of journals, rare books, oversized books, Southeast Asian Kitab Collection and other special collections, AV materials and microfilms
Book vault Apply at the circulation counter at the ground floor of the central library. Duplicate copies.
Serials Central library, 3F Help yourself to the books at the open stacks Backnumbers of the journals subscribed by IAAMES


All the materials except those at room L-612 are available to users, subject to the regulations and service hours of the Sophia Central Library and service hours.

Materials at room L-612 are available to all the IAAMES fellows, all the faculty members and students of Sophia University, and Friends of Sophia University Library. Service hour is 10:00-11:30, and 12:30-16:30 on weekdays. L-612 is closed when the central library is closed, and also during August. Those who are not affiliated with Sophia University but wish to use the materials at room L-612 are advised to contact the IAAMES office for permission.