On June 22th, the CHSSL will reopen as following.
It is not available to external users. We will provide you a copy instead of reading our collection.

Precautions for Visitors

  • Please refrain from entering the CHSSL if you are unwell, such as fever, cough, or feeling lethargic.
  • Please wear a mask when you come to the CHSSL. If you are unable to wear it, please cooperate with Cough Etiquette.
  • Please wash your hands with soap at the lobby sink before entering the reading room.

Browse/Duplicate of Materials

  • The CHSSL is open during the following hours for the time being :
    Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. – Noon, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday, Sunday & national holidays closed.
  • Only one person can use the same day.
    If other person has already specified the same date, we will contact you.
  • If you want more information for using, please read here.

Mailing books in Open Stacks (updated September 16)

  • We will provide mailing service of materials in Open Stacks for students and faculty members of Hitotsubashi University. Please click here for more information.
  • The quantity of mailing books of CHSSL is NOT included in quantity of books available for mailing service in the library(up to 3).
  • If you want to browse a material in open stacks at CHSSL, please make appointment at least 7 working days prior to your visit.

Photocopy (updated September 16)

  • Students and faculty members of Hitotsubashi University can receive photocopies by mailing. Please click here for more information.
  • If you belong to a university or research institution except for Hitotsubashi University, please apply via your institution.
  • Otherwise, please contact us.

Using in class

  • Out of service.


  • Out of service.

The Center for Historical Social Science Literature is closed to external users from April 1st, 2020 until further notice, to prevent spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) .

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Our website was renewed on March 2, 2020.