Our new library started its operation in April, 2014. In 2012, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism adopted our construction project of an "environmental symbiotic library" as "Low-CO2 Residence and Building Leadership Project." The Ministry highly evaluated the innovativeness of our idea of building the library with less carbon dioxide emissions by taking advantage of the power of nature surrounding our campus. We aim to preserve and coexist harmoniously with the woods of "Kokubunji Gaisen," a sloping land stretching approximately 30 kilometers.
The newly opened library is a four-story building with one floor under ground. It is located around the center of the campus, and connected with Building No. 5 through a connecting passageway on the second floor. Each floor from the 1st to the 3rd floor is an open-shelf floor, and can hold a maximum of 200,000 books in total. The first basement floor is equipped with compact shelvings which are capable of housing up to 220,000 books. In addition, on that floor has been installed a state-of-the-art automated storage which can contain 450,000 books at a maximum. The books placed in the storage can be requested through the library's website, Tokyo Keizai University library WebOPAC.
The procedure to check out books has become easier by attaching IC tugs to the books. The library users just need to hold up the book(s) they want to borrow and their library cards over the automated check out machines.
The library has various types of rooms and spaces to reflect the diversity of the users' needs. On the 1st to 3rd floor there are reading spaces, and a few sections with PCs and Audio-Visual equipments. The 2nd and 3rd floors have sereval compartments of different sizes we call "Study Room." The students may use smaller "Study Rooms" for personal use when they want to concentrate on studying alone. When they want to study actively engaging in discussions with the classmates, they may use larger "Study Rooms" accommodating up to twelve persons. We have a "Database Room" the use of which has recently been on the increase among the students and a "Computer Room" with a great view on the 3rd floor. Located on the 4th floor is a presentation room. The library has 680 seats.
Our library has approximately 750,000 books which are a combination of Japanese and foreign texts. About half of the books are the books concerning social sciences such as economics, business administration and law. In addition to these print books, its collection includes over 4,000 academic journals, about 80,000 digitized resources and online databases featuring economy and finance data, law information and newspaper data.
Tokyo Keizai University's information management education provides students with a fundamental understanding of information technology and a functional ability to use it in today's information age. It has been a consistent policy of our university to provide a technological system that students and professors can use freely, and which features the latest computing equipment. Our equipment includes a network of workstations and personal computers.
Computer-related courses are offered, and students are free to use the computer facilities when classes are not in session.
Housed inside the university's AV Center are a self-access center, two language laboratories, and foreign language study rooms furnished with video equipment. The AV Hall contains approximately 2,700 video cassettes, 500 foreign language audio cassette titles, video and laser-disc players, DVD player, and a large-screen television.
The university also maintains a studio for media and film production. The studio includes the latest video-editing systems and personal computer systems for media production.