HOMELibraryLibrary Guide for Visitors Not Affiliated to the ICPBS 

Library Guide for Visitors Not Affiliated to the ICPBS 

For Library Hours and Prohibited Items, refer to the Library Guide for Current ICPBS Members.


Any academic, researcher and student of Buddhist studies or related areas is welcome to use our Library.


- In case you wish to use the Library, please contact us by phone, fax, letter, or e-mail and let us know the book(s) or materials you wish to read as well as the date you plan to visit us. We shall check whether the book(s) or materials are available in our collection as well as whether the Library is opened on your planned date of visit.

- Please make sure to bring with you the following documents upon your visit. For any further details or queries, please contact our staff.

Visitor Necessary papers
Alumni of ICPBS ・Any ID type (in case status, address, etc. change)
Faculties & research staff of other academic institutions ・Any ID type
Undergraduate & Postgraduate students ・A letter of introduction from supervisor or library of institution of affiliation
・Student ID

Persons not affiliated to academic institutions ・A letter of introduction issued by a local public library (Please enquire the public library located nearest your permanent place of residence, whether in Japan or abroad, about the possibility to issue such a letter)
・Any ID type


Access Policy

With the exception of audio-visual materials and digital materials, visitors not affiliated to the ICPBS may read any books and materials in our collection. Photocopying of regular books and journals is allowed as long as it does not exceed the limits set by the current laws and regulations for the copyright protection. Borrowing is not allowed.

* Photocopies can be made for a charge. In order to use the photocopying machines in the Library, you must purchase a copy card at the ICPBS Office. Please note that only cash is accepted and the Office closes at 17:00. 

For more information please contact

ICPBS Library, Research Section
2-8-9 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0003

国際仏教学大学院大学附属図書館 調査課
〒112-0003 東京都文京区春日2-8-9
電話:03-5981-5277 FAX:03-5981-5284
E-mail: licabs@icabs.ac.jp