Information in the form of magazines, books, and other forms of literature is essential to the education and research activities at the University. In recent years, demand for access to online databases, electronic journals, and other electronic media has been growing.
In line with these changes in the role of university libraries, the Library and Information Center has been established with the aim of gathering, storing, and providing printed materials that have been available from the past, as well as ensuring access to a variety of electronic media, improving information retrieval services, and disseminating information on research results.
Tokyo Metropolitan University has library facilities in the faculties and departments at its Minami-Osawa, Hino, Arakawa, and Harumi campuses.
The main building is located in the center of Minami-Osawa campus. It offers wide-ranged documents from humanities to natural sciences, and at the same time, works as Learning Commons that supports educational and research activities in various forms, such as individual learning, group discussion, and presentation. It possesses extremely precious collections, including "Mizuno-ke bunsho," or documents of Mizuno family.
*Collection of entire Minami-Osawa campus accounted for some 1.65 million volumes, when including books at faculty libraries and other places, as of the end of March 2013.
System Design Library
System Design Library belongs to the Faculty of System Design. It gathers and provides materials on science, technology, engineering and art.
Health Sciences Library
Health Science Library belongs to the Faculty of Health Sciences. Besides keeping materials necessary for the training of highly specialized professionals such as nurses (public health nurses and midwives), physical therapists, occupational therapists, and clinical radiologists, Health Science Library introduces internal and external medical databases in an effort to keep its literature information updated.