Finding materials/Library floor map

How to find materials

We offer three searching options depending on your purpuses.

Books and periodicals can be searched through OPAC.

Periodicals

Periodicals

Periodicals marked + in the "Volumes" column are currently subscribed.

Books

Books

Books with "ERI.Spec.Coll." or "ERI Lab possession" are not available for loan. If you wish to access them, please make a request at the service counter.

Call numbers

Books are located by call number order. The first line of a call number comprises classification symbols for books kept in the ERI Library. For further information on the classification, please refer to the classification table below.

ERI Library Classification Table [PDF]

AMATHEMATICS数学
BMECHANICS機械学、力学
CPHYSICS物理学
DELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM電気、磁気学
ECHEMISTRY化学
FASTRONOMY AND METEOROLOGY天文学、気象学
GGEOPHYSICS, GEODESY, TERRESTRIAL MAGNETISM AND OCEANOGRAPHY地球物理学、測地学、地球電磁気学、海洋学
HGEOGRAPHY AND PHYSIOGRAPHY地理学、地形学
IGEOLOGY地質学
JVOLCANOLOGY火山学
KSEISMOLOGY地震学
LCIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE土木工学、建築学
MGENERAL ENGINEERING総合工学
NCOLLECTED PAPERS
ODICTIONARIES AND ENCYCL OPEDIAS辞書、百科事典
PPAMPHLETSパンフレット
QANCIENT HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL WORKS古代史、古代地理
RDISASTERS災害
ZBACK NUMBER OF PERIODICALS定期刊行物のバックナンバー

Japanese antiquarian documents

ERI Library has more than 600 volumes of old books related to earthquakes, volcanoes, and natural disasters, and woodblock prints from the Edo era such as Kawaraban (news fliers).
They can be searched through the Database for Special Collections (Japanese language only). This database contains page images of the materials, which are available for reading. Please contact the service counter if you wish to use them.

Database for Special Collections (Japanese language only)

If you wish to use materials kept by the ERI in publication as reference, please read this.

Using materials in publication

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Library floor map

You can freely access to the materials in the reading room and stacks. Please refer to the ERI Library floor map below for details.

ERI Library floor map [PDF]

First stack room

The first level
Back issues of foreign periodicals are kept alphabetically by title.
The second level
Books are kept in call number order.
The third level
Back issues of Japanese periodicals are alphabetically by title.
* Japanese periodicals include English periodicals published in Japan.
Publications of USGS (United States Geological Survey) and Materials on historical natural disasters (special editions of periodicals, etc.) are kept on this level.

Second stack room

* This room is available during the opening hours.

  • Back issues of foreign periodicals used infrequently are kept alphabetically by title.
  • Back issues of periodicals in Russian, Chinese and Korean languages
  • Bulletins by Japanese universities/institutions (including those published by the ERI) are kept alphabetically by name of university/institution, each of which is sub-classified alphabetically by title
  • Collections (Imamura Collection, Kishinoue Collection, Ishimoto collection). The Tsuboi Collection is kept in the stroage stack.

Reading room

Newly arrived periodicals are kept alphabetically by title in the reading room.
Back issues are kept in the stack room. Some newly arrived periodicals may also be kept in the stack room.

  • Newly arrived foreign periodicals
  • Newly arrived Japanese periodicals
  • Serial publications relating to the Meteorological Agency
  • In addition, the following materials and facilities are available.
  • Newspapers: Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Japan Times, etc.
  • PC to search for materials

* You cannot access e-resources from this PC (excluding Open Access resources).

Map room

A wide range of maps are kept in the Map room. In addition, some large books and back issues of newspapers (for the past three months) are kept.
A photocopying machine (operated with ICC) and a scanner are available (for ERI members only). Stationaries such as paper cutters and a large size stapler are also available (for ERI members only).

Japanese geological maps1:25,000In map lockers in the hallway
1:50,000 / 1:200,000In map lockers
World aeronautical charts1:1,000,000
Japanese geological maps1:50,000 / 1:200,000
geological maps by prefectures, tectonic maps, hydrogeological maps, volcanic geological maps, oceanic geological maps, aeromagnetic maps, volcanic basic maps, etc.
World geological mapsInternational Geological Map of Europe, Circum Pacific Map Series
Nautical chartsbathymetric charts of the oceansbasic maps of the sea on the continental shelf
basic maps of the sea in coastal waters, etc.
Basic survey of land classification
Large scale mapsJapanese crustal strain maps, maps from the Meiji and Taisho Eras (reprinted editions), etc.

Room for special collections

The following materials are kept in the room for special collections. If you wish to use them, please contact the service counter in advance.

  • AV materials (videotapes, 16mm films, photographs ...) related to earthquakes, volcanoes, and natural disasters
  • Old books related to earthquakes, volcanoes, and natural disasters, and woodblock prints from the Edo era such as kawaraban (news fliers) and namazue (catfish-themed prints).

Database for Special Collections (Japanese language only)

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