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National Diet Library
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Tokyo Main Library of the National Diet Library
TypeNational Library, Parliamentary Library
Established1948 (74 years ago) (1948)
Reference to legal mandateNational Diet Library Law
LocationTokyo, Kyoto
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Items collectedbooks, journals, newspapers, electronic archives, manuscripts, official publications, doctoral dissertations, maps, sheet music
Size41,881,649 items (March 2016)[1]
Criteria for collectionPublications issued in Japan, statutes and parliamentary documents, publications on Japan, reference material, material on science and technology, publications of international organizations and foreign governments, children's literature and related material, Asian works
Legal depositlegal deposit
Access and use
Access requirementseighteen years of age or older for the Tokyo Main Library and the Kansai-kan
Population servedmembers of the Diet (722: fixed number as of Feb. 2009) and the general public
Other information
BudgetJP¥20,163M (FY2008) (US$221M)
DirectorSawako Hanyu (2016)[2]

The Lua error in Module:Unicode_data at line 290: attempt to index local 'data_module' (a boolean value). is the only national library in Japan. It was established in 1948.[3]

The purpose of the library is to assist members of the Lua error in Module:Unicode_data at line 290: attempt to index local 'data_module' (a boolean value).. The library is similar in purpose and scope to the U.S. Library of Congress.

Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library

The National Diet Library has two main facilities. One is in Tokyo and the other is in Kyoto. There are also several branch libraries in Japan.

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