The IDE Library boasts a wide selection of materials and resources to assist research dealing with the economics, politics and social issues of developing countries and regions in Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Oceania, and East Europe.

【Open Hours】 10:00~18:00
【TEL】 043-299-9716

【Closed】 2nd, 4th and 5th Saturdays / Sundays / Public holidays /
the last weekday of every month / the year end and New Year holiday season

10-minute walk from Kaihin Makuhari Station (JR Keiyo Line)

IDE Library

Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone use the library?
What are the necessary procedures for visiting the library?
  • Complete the required sections of the entry form at the library counter on the first floor. We also issue library entry cards (valid for a period of two years) for repeat visitors. Bags may not be brought into the library. Please deposit all personal effects apart from necessary items such as dictionaries, writing implements and valuables in the lockers and use the library-use bags provided. See "Requests/Notices Regarding Library Use" for other points to note.
When is the library closed?
  • The library is closed on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Saturdays of the month, as well as Sundays, public holidays, the last working day of the month, and over the Year end and New Year’s holiday period. For details, see the library calendar.
What are the library opening hours?
  • The opening hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The cut-off time for requests to photocopy documents is 4:00 p.m. for the staff-run copying service, and 5:30 p.m. for the self-copying service. As the library is relatively quiet throughout the morning, we recommend visiting during this time.
Is it possible to photocopy materials?
  • Copies can be made only for the purpose of investigation or research, and within the limits of copyright laws. In addition to staff-run/self-copying services. For more information, please see the document photocopying service.
Are you able to issue receipts?
  • We issue receipts for photocopying fees at the register and copying machines. In case you require a receipt containing the addressee name or an official stamp, please inquire at the service desk.
Is internet or Wi-Fi available?
  • Library PCs are restricted to OPAC searches and e-journal usage. However, visitors who bring their own laptops can use the library's Wi-Fi. Please inquire at the library counter for the password.
Can I bring food or beverages into the library?
  • PET bottles and beverages in lidded containers may be brought into the library. Please refrain from eating in the reading rooms. There are vending machines for soft drinks in the refreshment corner at the rear of the first floor of the library. There is also a cafeteria at the rear of the first floor of the building opposite the library. The cafeteria's opening hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and lunch menu is available from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Is the cafeteria also open on Saturdays?
  • The cafeteria is open on weekdays only, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lunch menu is available from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on weekdays.
Where is floor 4-2 (M4)?
How do I reserve a microfilm reader?
  • Please make your reservation by phone or email at least two days before the date that you wish to visit the library, so that we can make the necessary preparations. If you inform us of the name and year of the resource that you would like to use, we will prepare it in advance.
    *Reservation: Tel: 043-299-9713 E-mail: E-mail: Libser
How can I use CD-ROMs?
  • We have PCs that are exclusively for viewing CD-ROMs. As the operation must be validated, we recommend that you reserve a computer in advance.
    *Reservation: Tel: 043-299-9713 E-mail: Libser
Other Questions
  • For further questions related to the library, please contact us.
    E-mail: alislib Tel: 043-299-9716