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Minato City Library

How to Use the Library


Using the Materials
Using the Computers
Reference Materials/ Donation of Materials


The PC Area
We provide a PC area to which you can bring your own PCs. Please see below for PC usage availability and power source.
Library Name Availability of the PC user dedicated seat Number of seats Availability of power source Site environment Remarks
Minato Lib.Yes7YesPC dedicated area
Mita Lib.N/A24N/A(Note 1)
Azabu Lib.N/A20Yes-(Note 2)
Akasaka Lib.Yes5N/AWith general users
Takanawa Lib.Yes3YesPC dedicated area
Konan Lib.YesOne pairYesDedicated PC room(Note 3)
(Note 1)
The Mita Library has 3 separate locations for PC usable seats (6 - 10 seats each) within the general user seats.
(Note 2)
The Azabu Library has 20 PC usable seats within the general user seats.
(Note 3)
The Kounan Library has a dedicated PC user room with 2 chairs, and it is available to a pair of users. This room is also available to a group of unrelated people of the same sex (if both agree).


Internet-capable terminals area
We have Internet-capable terminals. Please request them at the service counter of each library.

Who can use the PCs?

  • You must have a Minato City library card.

Available hours

  • Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Sun., Holidays and Dec.28 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Takanawa Lib. Annex: Sunday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Number of times a person can use the facility

  • One hour at a time/day per person. However, if we have no reservation, the time can be extended twice.
Library Name Units Locations
Minato Lib.4The second floor at the Reference Material Area
Mita Lib.2The first floor next to the Service Counter
Azabu Lib.3The 4th floor in front of the Service Counter
Akasaka Lib.2The first floor next to the Service Counter
Takanawa Lib.2Next to the inside library terminals in front of the Service Counter
Konan Lib.2The first floor next to the CD rack

Cautions in Regard to Use

  • The operations and actions below are prohibited.
    1. Sending/receiving e-mail and chatting
    2. Writing to a message board or bulletin board
    3. Games
    4. Illegal actions, harassing behavior, and any action that may cause damage to a third person through the Internet
    5. Accessing any Web site that is offensive to public order and morals
    6. Using external memory and storage medias, such as floppy disks and CD-ROMs
    7. Downloading and printouts
    8. Writing to the hard disk, such as storing data or changing the settings
    9. Any activity that can create a problem to library operations