School of International Liberal StudiesWaseda University

For Current Students


The School of International Liberal Studies (SILS) is located in Building 11, in the heart of Waseda campus.  Please note that the building is closed on Sundays and major national holidays.  The main facilities available to SILS students in the building are as follows:

Reading RoomB1

ph_facility01Located on the basement floor and open to the students from SILS and the School of Commerce, it carries a large collection of English and reference books. Students can view audio-visual materials here.




Opening Hours (during academic terms)
Mon-Fri: 9am-10pm, Sat: 9am-6pm

Opening Hours (recess dates)
Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm, Sat: Closed

ph_facility07The Global Network Center (GNC) is an office open to SILS students in need of help about studying abroad, studying English, job hunting, and internships. The GNC also offers tutoring service on Introductory Statistics. We will support your experience in SILS.



Opening Hours (after April 19, 2021)
Mon・Wed・Fri: 1:30pm – 4pm, Tue・Thus・Sat: Closed

Opening Hours (before April 18, 2021)

Study Room1F

ph_facility03Students from SILS and the School of Commerce can use this spacious room to read and study. Photocopy machines can also be found near the entrance.




Opening Hours (during academic terms)
Mon-Fri: 8am – 10pm, Sat: 8am – 6pm

Opening Hours (recess dates)
Mon-Fri: 9am – 6pm, Sat: Closed

Student Lounge2F

ph_facility04The student lounge is located on the second floor. It is open for use by all students. Convenience stores are also located on the first and second floor. Students can get a quick bite between lessons.

Opening Hours
Mon-Sat: 8am – 10pm

The SILS Office4F

ph_facility05In doubts, please do not hesitate to visit us at the SILS Office. Near the entrance, you will also find a small collection of recycled books, offered by the SILS Library Volunteer Project.




Opening Hours (during academic terms)
Mon-Fri: 10am – 4pm, Sat: Closed

Opening Hours (recess dates)
Mon-Fri: 10am – 4pm, Sat: Closed


ph_facility06From the fifth to the ninth floor, there are many classrooms and seminar rooms of varying sizes. SILS students will be attending most of their lectures in these classrooms.

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