The Hakusan Library houses Dr. Inoue’s special collection consisting of 21,000 Eastern and Western philosophical books dating from before the Meiji Era. The university has also been the benefactor of many retired professors and alumni of the university, who have generously donated their private collections to its libraries.

The On-line Public Access Catalog (OPAC) system at Toyo University allows visitors to search the university libraries’ collections and determine the location of desired materials.

The OPAC system also allows visitors to check out books, reserve books, and request photocopy and/or interlibrary loan servises.

Other resources that the Toyo University libraries provide visitors include reference sections which have survey materials, dictionaries, almanacs, and satistic books that can be used only within the library and are not available for borrowing. In addition, there is the database service corner, where it is possible to search for world-wide materials as well as newspaper articles, and judicial precedents. There is also an audio-visual room in each library, and visitors may borrow some audio-visual materials from the library. Online databases and CD-ROMs are also available to library visitors. For details or assistance concerning any of these services, please inquire at the main counter of the libraries.

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