The Japan Foundation, New Delhi Library

The Japan Foundation Library develops its collection of books and other materials on Japan, international cultural exchange and publication by the Japan Foundation to provide extensive information services. The Library is open to the public.

Opening Hours

Day: Tuesday to Saturday

Time: 11:00 to 18:30 (By appointment only)

Closed: Sundays, Mondays and Japan Foundation New Delhi holidays.

(Please check the holiday list)


For library members (connect the hyperlink of the following link)

For Non-Library members /Visitors


Reading Room area

One may use the reading room or manga corner by one-day prior appointment of a seat/slot.

Manga Corner

Library have a Manga corner with approximate 2000 latest manga collection in English and Japanese languages. Please take an appointment before visiting.

Reference Services
Library provides reference services for the collection and research information related to Japan and international cultural exchange. Requests are accepted by telephone, fax and e-mail.

Borrowing service
Library members can borrow the books, back volumes of journals/ magazines, manga & CDs for 14 days & extend the borrowing period of borrowed books up to another 14 days.

Holding & Reserving Items
Borrowed items can be put on hold or reserved.

Internet Use
Library member can use the internet for 30 minutes at a time.

Use of Audio-visual Material
Library member can use the CDs & DVDs for one hour at a time.

Library member can copy only printed material, @Rs.1 per A4 Size exposure. Photocopying is subject to copyright restrictions.