Waseda University Library is one of the largest and most extensive university libraries in Japan and has a long history beginning in 1882 when the University was originally founded as Tokyo Senmon Gakko.
Waseda University Library comprises more than 20 libraries, including the Central Library, four Campus Libraries (Takata Sanae Memorial Research Library, Toyama Library, Science & Engineering Library, Tokorozawa Library), Faculty Libraries, and Student Reading Rooms.
Waseda University Library Mission Statement
In accord with the University’s founding principles, and in order to support education, research, and the contributions to society made by students, academics, and administrative staff, Waseda University Library undertakes the following mission:
- To collect and manage domestic and foreign scholarly information and resources and make them available to students, academics, and administrative staff of the University.
- To support the publication and dissemination of the University’s scholarly activities.
- To foster relationships with domestic and foreign research libraries and contribute to the advancement of scholarship throughout the world.
August 1st, 2018
Waseda University Library