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Music Library

Music Library User Guide (as of June 23)

2022 Jun.02 (Thu)

The Viewing & Listening Room is scheduled to reopen on July 1. Viewing & Listening Room User Guide: Reopening of Viewing & Listening Service 
⁃ We have decided to end the public rental service of the Listening Room due to various circumstances. Thank you for your understanding.

The Music Library is currently open by limiting some services.
Please refer to the below information for the details.

◎ Available Services
⁃ Viewing and photocopying materials
* Books, sheet music, magazines, performance leaflets, and liner notes of CDs and LPs
Open-stack space
* Coin lockers are partially available.

× Services remaining closed
⁃ Viewing and listening to audio and video materials (at Viewing & Listening Room)
⁃ Listening to recordings on the Naxos Music Library and the Historical Recordings Collection

◎Service hours 
We ask that users leave the library at 14:00 for the disinfection and ventilation.

Weekdays (Tuesday–Friday)
1. 11:30–14:00
2. 14:30–18:30 (Photocopy request accepted until 17:30)

Weekends (Saturday & Sunday) and National Holidays
1. 11:30–14:00
2. 14:30–17:00 (Photocopy request accepted until 16:00)

◎Please note:
⁃ Seats for reading and data search computers have been reduced. The entrance might be restricted during peak hours. (The maximum number of users in the library is 8.)
⁃ You can save your time at the library if you search the materials that you would like to view before you come to the library.
Find materials available at the library
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Archives (Find past performances at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan)
⁃ We greatly appreciate that you keep your stay in the library short as possible.

◎Closed: Mondays and Maintenance days/Please check the open dates from this link.

Tel. +81-3-3828-2111 (9:00–17:00 when the library is open)
Please ask the operator to put you through to the Music Library.


On visiting the library, please follow the below measures against COVID-19. Your understanding and cooperation are much appreciated.
Check your temperature at home before visiting the library. When you enter the library, we will ask you at the reception if you have checked your health condition.
Wear a face mask in the library.
Strictly follow the precautions against infectious diseases such as washing and disinfecting your hands frequently.
⁃ As a general rule, our staff members wear a face mask when providing services. Some of them also wear other personal protective equipment such as gloves.
⁃ Acrylic sneeze guards are installed at the reception desk.
If a case of COVID-19 infection is confirmed, we may provide the governmental authorities with information you fill in the slips for requesting books to view. Your understanding would be highly appreciated.
⁃ Make sure to go through the notice linked below to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
>>Notice to Visitors to the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (COVID-19 Precautionary Measures)