The University Library
In spring 2007, the university library was renovated and an atrium lobby added. It has 3 floors with about 65,000 books and about 100 computer terminals which enable students to access further information.
Many students use not only books, but also DVDs , newspapers and magazines.
As this campus is home to the school of Art and Design, the two story library has many collections and magazines on Japanese culture, art and design. Impressive paintings and sculptures created by students are displayed throughout the library.
The University Library has valuable rare book collections, including several earliest editions of William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer, James Milton, Jonathan Swift, Johan Wilhelm Goethe, John Keats, William Blake, etc. The Shakespeare collection is remarkable. The University Library presently has a collection of 20,000 volumes with the core being a substantial number of books acquired from the Folger Shakespeare Libra, the largest Shakespeare research library in the world.
The collection includes 12 First Folios, the standard text for Shakespeare’s dramas published in 1623, more than at the British Museum. Quarto volumes of the scripts for the dramas published during Shakespeare’s life time, Professor Jiro Ozu’s extensive collection, various modern and contemporary editions of his work, and various research documents. Thus far, three volumes of Shakespeare and Shakespeareans have been published, an annotated listing of individual volumes and editions in the collection.
Tokyo Lincoln Center
Also at the University Library, there is the Tokyo Lincoln Center with a valuable collection of documents and memorabilia related to the remarkable America President.