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Using the collection

The Japanese Collections are located on the 4th floor in Memorial Library.

Inside Memorial Library:

  • Books and periodicals in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean: located on the 4th floor in North Stack.
  • East Asian periodicals are located on the 4th floor in South stack.
  • Reference books (dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes, maps): East Asian Reading Room (room 412)
  • Films (VHS tapes and DVDs): Stored at Verona facility.

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Japan Study Guide

Welcome to Japan Study Guide !

The Japanese Collection in the Memorial Library at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is designed to support research in the social sciences and humanities. The collection includes both academic and popular materials in the following formats: books, periodicals, VHS tapes and DVDs, electronic databases. The majority of materials are in Japanese and English, but the collection also includes resources in Chinese, Korean, and other Asian languages, as well as in such European languages as French and German. As of June 2014 the Japanese collection contained 84,482 physical volumes. Materials in Japanese and resources related to Japan are also housed in other campus libraries, such as the College Library, Kohler Art Library, MERIT Library (Media, Educational Resources and Information Technology), Mills Music Library, and Steenbock Library (Agriculture and Life Sciences); rare and archival materials are available in the Special Collections and via the Digital Collections website. These materials are also available through Interlibrary Loan (ILL), Global ILL Framework (GIF), and North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC). Search for materials using our online catalogs: Library Catalog; if you need assistance, please contact our reference help desk. The Japanese Collection is an open collection located on the 4th floor at Memorial library. Please check the website for hours and services.