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Admission reservations to the Tokyo Main Library
to be allocated by lottery


(Update: December 1, 2021)

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, admission to the Tokyo Main Library will be limited to a maximum of 1200 visitors per day, and an admission reservation will be necessary to enter the library. Please read the following before submitting an admission reservation request form.

Patrons with a Registered User card are allowed to enter the Tokyo Main Library without a reservation Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. as well as after 4:00 p.m. There is no time limit for patrons who enter the library at that time.

Applications must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday of the week before your preferred date of visit. Click the link below to access the request form.

We are now accepting admission reservation requests for the following week:
  • From Monday, December 13, to Saturday, December 18 (Deadline is 12:00 noon on Wednesday, December 8.)
Request form

Request form

  • The request form for admission reservations to the Tokyo Main Library is sometimes temporarily unavailable due to unexpected increases in traffic. Please try again later if you are unable to access the page.
  • Applications cannot be revised or cancelled. You may submit more than one application and each one will be handled as a separate application.
  • Reservations will be allocated by lottery, so there is no advantage in applying early. The probability of being selected will not increase.
  • We will immediately send you an automated response to confirm that we have received your request. Please check if you are set up to receive emails from at n d l dot g o dot j p.
  • If you do not receive a reservation confirmation notification via email, you will not be allowed to enter the Tokyo Main Library.
  • We will post on the NDL Twitter when we send the confirmation emails.

We will begin to accept admission reservation requests for the following week starting on December 8.

  • From Monday, December 20, to Saturday, December 25 (Deadline is 12:00 noon on Wednesday, December 15.)

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We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the admission process.


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