Club Services: Library


Beyond its nearly 20,000 English-language books, periodicals and audiobooks for adults and children, the Library is a haven for knowledge exploration, relaxation and literary events.

Boasting a broad collection of new titles and classics, free-to-use computers and tablets, a patio and study booths, the Library also hosts regular Meet the Author evenings, seasonal reading programs and supports a monthly book group.

Borrowing Items
Members can check out up 10 books, three audiobooks and three magazines for 14-day periods at a time.
Overdue fees: ¥50 per day for adult/young adult items; ¥30 per day for children's items
(Prices include 8 percent consumption tax.)

Lost Books
Lost books will incur a ¥3,240 replacement fee, along with the cost of a new book (overdue fees will be waived).
If a lost book is returned before a replacement has been purchased, the cost of the book will be refunded (the ¥3,240 replacement fee and overdue fees will remain). Member-purchased replacements will not be accepted.
(Prices include 8 percent consumption tax.)

Requesting and Holding Books
Members can put a hold on titles by e-mail, library website or phone.
While about 50 books are added to the collection each month, the Library is happy to accept title requests.

Online Catalog
Browse the Library's collection, renew your books or check your library account’s through the Online Catalog.
Ask the Library staff to set up your account.

Giveaway Corner
The Library regularly replenishes its giveaway shelves. Book donations, however, aren't accepted.

The Club stocks a wide selection of English-language newspapers, including the Financial Times, The Japan Times and The International New York Times, and around 120 magazines.

Members also enjoy free access to newspapers from around the world by logging onto the Press Display/Press Reader website or app from anywhere in the Club.

Those who prefer listening to their page-turners can browse the Library's selection of 550 audiobooks on CD.

This welcoming, glass-enclosed space is chock-full of titles for budding bookworms up to the age of 12 (children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult).

The Children's Library also organizes seasonal reading programs, author events and book-related activities.

The Library organizes regular author events and has welcomed the likes of investigative journalist Jake Adelstein, American thriller writer Barry Eisler, Sherlock Holmes enthusiast Hugh Ashton and Australian reporter Mark Willacy.

Join fellow bibliophiles for casual literary chat on the third Thursday of the month from 11am–12:30pm and 5:30–7pm at The Cellar.

2018 Schedule
Feb 15
The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

Mar 15
Open discussion

Apr 19
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

May 17
Open discussion

Sep 20
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Oct 18
Open discussion

Nov 15
The Tempest by William Shakespeare

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