About the Center for Historical Social Science Literature


The Center has some special regulations for the use of its materials: it is maintained as a non-circulationg reference facility. Briefcases and other items of baggage should be left in the lockers on the first floor. Readers will also be asked to use only pencils and not ball-point or felt-tip pens when taking notes.

Online appointment is required to use our collection.

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If you haven't received a confirmation mail from the CHSSL one day before your expected date of visit, please send us an e-mail here.


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The Center for Historical Social Science Literature, Hitotsubashi University
2-1 Naka, Kunitachi, Tokyo 186-8602, Japan
Tel: +81-42-580-8248
FAX: +81-42-580-8250


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The Center is open during the following hours :
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - Noon, 1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday & national holidays closed

These times being subject to change, readers are advised to consult the schedules posted in the Center, or write to the rare book librarian prior to their visit.


Microfilming and photographic services are available. The physical conditions of the originals or donor restrictions may limit photocopying, and the librarian on duty will advise the reader in these instances. Readers are not permitted to use their own copying equipment or cameras.

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