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 man from Germany that is associated with the founding of KPU, was invited to Kyoto prefecture during the Meiji period to teach German. He was involved in compiling and editing a genuine German dictionary, and wrote Japan’s first German-Japanese dictionary, called Wayaku-Doitz Jisho, in 1872. He also went on to write Japan’s first Japanese-German dictionary, called Wadoku-Taiyaku Jirin, in 1877.
A reprinted edition of Wadoku-Taiyaku Jirin has been published, but the KPU library owns a copy of the original.
【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.