Ritsumeikan University Library

The Ritsumeikan University Library serves as an academic information core facility to support education and research activities of the University. Currently, there are 7 libraries across 4 campuses. The Libraries have enormous collection of books, and the various facilities including Reading Rooms, Seminar Rooms, Individual Research Booths, and the Peer Learning Rooms (PIARA) to support students’ creative and active learning. The Library also provides the Guidance Sessions and the Reference Services for the improvement of your leaning and research skills. Please utilize the library services for your student life.


Ritsumeikan University Library Website

The Library Website offers information for the library services, opening hours, notices from the library. Moreover, there are various contents such as the retrieval system for books/e-books/databases, the Study Support Tool “RAIL”, and the Information Search Guide “RIS”. It is also the gateway to the academic information system “MyLibrary”, where you can reserve books and facilities. Please utilize the online services that you can use even if you are not in campus.



Brochure of the library guide which introduces the library information and services.


Library Handy GuideFacility Introducing Video

Brochures and Videos of the libraries in each campus that introduce the facilities.


*You need your RAINBOW ID to login to the “MyLibrary”, to read brochures, and to watch videos.


For Inquiries

KICHIRAI KAICHIRO Memorial Library 075-465-8217

    Shugakukan Research LibraryShugakukan 1F) 075-465-8248

    Arts & Humanities Library Shugakukan B1F075-465-8189

BKCMedia Center 077-561-2634

     Media LibraryAcross Wing 2-6F077-561-3943

OIC OIC LibraryBuilding B 2F-4F072-665-2520

SZCSuzaku Research LibraryNakagawakaikan B1F075-813-8257