The University Library is an organization which provides information resources and services to support the university's educational and research activities and is in the process of assuming the role of a regional center for nationwide science information systems coordinating throughout the university and broader scholarly communities.
The University Library is composed of the Central Library, the Medical Library, and departmental libraries within the faculties, institutes, and other research centers. The library holds 3,195,432 volumes of books and currently subscribes to 2,538 journals. Each library is connected by an integrated library computer system at the Central Library via campus LAN. The Library also provides digital information services such as Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), Institutional Repository (NAGOYA Repository) database services, and 32,280 electronic journals which are accessible both from computer terminals in the library and remotely 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Central Library provides open access to a huge range of books and journals, holds workshops, and exhibits special collections and archives to students for study and to the general public as a part of the social service program of the university.