The library, a place for medicine, learning, and knowledge, contains about 130,000 books, academic journals, and other publications as well as electronic materials such as e-books and databases. It offers a well-equipped remote access environment that fully utilizes the characteristics of electronic materials. This feature lets users access the library anywhere, at any time.
Dr. Rudolf Lehmann, a German who is associated with the founding of KPU, was invited to Kyoto prefecture to teach German during the Meiji period. He worked on compiling genuine German dictionaries, and supervised Japan’s first German-Japanese dictionary, called Wayaku-Doitz Jisho(2 volumes) published from 1872 to 1873. He also supervised the first Japanese-German dictionary, called Wadoku-Taiyaku Jirin published in 1877.
The KPU library owns the original Wadoku-Taiyaku Jirin published at that time.
【Who can use the library?】
The library is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and other persons involved with the university, alumni, and those with a referral from the head librarian of another university.
Although the library is not open to the general public, it may also be used by professionals in fields of medicine or healthcare.