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Japanese Language and Culture

Explore library resources related to Japanese Language and Culture.

Books at UA

Looking for a book on the shelves? Search through Scout or directly through the libraries' catalog to browse print holdings.

Each record of a book will have a call number that corresponds to the book's location in Gorgas, McLure, Rodgers, Bruno, Hoole, or the Archival Facility. 

This video demonstrates how to find a book using Scout and the Libraries' Catalog, how to physically locate the book in the library, and how to check it out.

Books at Other Libraries

This video demonstrates how to use our Interlibrary Loan service when you need a book that is not in our collection, or an article from a journal we don't subscribe to.

Library of Congress Call Numbers

Most of the Japanese Studies books are located with in the PL501–889 call number ranges.

PL501–889..........Japanese language and literature

  • PL501–699..........Japanese language
  • PL700–889..........Japanese literature
  • PL700–751.5..........History and criticism
  • PL752–783..........Collections
  • PL784–866..........Individual authors and works
  • PL885–889..........Local literature


The library provides access to thousands of electronic books in every discipline and subject area. There are multiple ways to view and e-book. You can access e-books via PDF or e-pub format in your web browser. Or you can check them out by downloading them to your computer or mobile device for offline access. 

You can also view e-books through various content providers below. 

Need a refresher on how to access and download e-books on your device? Watch the following tutorial on how to "check out" e-books using Adobe Digital Editions.