Location Information

User Information

The Japanese Studies Library is part of the Branch Library of Asian and African Studies. Most holdings can be found there. The Mori Ôgai Memorial in Luisenstraße 39 also belongs to the Japanese Studies Library.

The items can be searched in the Primus Gateway and local catalogues at the Japanese Studies Library. The Asian Studies collection is of importance in this respect as well.
The University Library regulations for its use and charges under 'Benutzungs- und Gebührenordnung' also apply to the Japanese Studies Library.


Use and Structure of the Library at Johannisstraße 10:


  • Systematic open-access shelving, partly in closed stacks
  • Online borrowing of almost all items possible  (loan period: monographs for four weeks, periodicals for two weeks)
  • Use of research collections only with restrictions possible. (See Details) / only in German




Basement: Closed stacks

Ground Floor: Rooms 101 - 105: open-access items, catalogues, working facilities (15 work places, two PC working stations, wireless networking WLAN)

Third Floor: Room 306: closed stacks and textbook collection

Fourth Floor:

  • Room 401: special collection: festivals/annual cycle (no open access, only on request)
  • Room 403: reference collection, work places (only for reference)
  • Room 405: special collection: Horst Hammitzsch (no open access, only on request)
  • Room 406: special collection: films (no open access)

Fifth Floor:

  • Room 502: special collection: customs and etiquette (no open access, only on request)
  • Room 506: daily papers, periodicals, newsletters (open access)



Use and Structure of the Library at Mori Ôgai Memorial, Luisenstraße 39:


  • systematic open-access shelving of the Mori Ôgai special collection
  • for reference only during the opening hours of the Memorial (Monday to Friday 10:00 - 14:00)


Other important institutions for the Branch Library

Department for East Asian Studies

Institute for Asian and African Studies