Regular Library

Japanese booksForeign booksTotal
Books 4,299 volumes 13,949 volumes 18,248 volumes
Magazines 77 titles 247 titles 324 titles

Ota Collection

Ota Collection contains more than 1,900 volumes related to English studies from traditional grammar to generative grammar by way of structuralism donated by Akira Ota, Professor Emeritus of Sophia University.

Users' Guide

■Accessing the Library

The library holds a large collection of books and resources on theoretical and applied linguistics. What makes it special is the collection of unpublished PhD dissertations, reprints of unpublished manuscripts on modern linguistics, and microfilms containing out-of-print books on applied linguistics. The major domestic and international journals, series and back issues are also available.


7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554
Sophia University Yotsuya Campus, Central Library and Research Institutes 5th floor, L-513

■Qualification for Entry

  • Faculty and staff of Sophia University
  • Graduate students of linguistics at Sophia University

■If someone other than the person above wishes to access the resources, the following two documents must be produced.

  • For undergraduate and graduate students other than linguistics majors:
  • For non-member of the university:

■Borrowing and copying

  • Faculty and staff of Sophia University
    Within 3 books up to 90 days
  • Graduate students of linguistics at Sophia University
    Within 5 books up to 30 days
  • Non-member of the university:
    Within 3 books up to 2 weeks if you produce the permit form listed above
    Not allowed to borrow books; May copy the books inside the library if you produce the letter of request listed above.
■Concerning the Ota Collection

Ota Collection is a closed stack system. You may only browse and copy inside the research room.


Open: Monday through Friday 10:00-11:30 / 12:30-17:00
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, Public holidays, Days the Central Library is closed
■Please check the opening hours for the Central Library here
■The research room will be closed on extended holidays and entrance examination periods.
Please contact beforehand when visiting.


Tel: 03-3238-3494
Fax: 03-3238-3493

Newly Acquired Books

The following are the newly acquired books