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Australia Library Otemon Gakuin University Library

The Australia Library of the Otemon Gakuin University Library is the only dedicated collection of literature on Australia in Japan.

In October 2007, approximately 15,000 materials (10,000 volumes in English, 3,000 volumes in Japanese, and 2,000 audiovisual materials) of The Australia-Japan Foundation Collection were donated to the Otemon Gakuin University Library by the Australian government with whom The Center for Australian Studies (whose name has been changed to The Center for Australian and Asian Studies since April, 2015) of the University has a long history of interaction. The Australia Library was opened with another 5,000 materials from collections of The Center for Australian Studies.

Collection & Service

The collection spans Australian history, economics, industry, culture, arts and other fields of endeavor and includes several sources on the Aboriginal people. Moreover, there are periodicals, magazines, and AV materials produced in Australia for users’ enjoyment.

There is also a database of newspapers from Australia and New Zealand. Searching can be done by newspaper name, date or keyword, and full stories from available prints can be viewed online.

bana_reference “The Reference Site on Australia Studies” is a basic site in Japanese that may be useful for research and learning on Australia.
bana_db Using “Australia Library Digital Theses Database System”, theses and articles on Australia that are published in Japan can be easily searched for and viewed.


The Australia Library is open to the general public as well and materials can be shared with cooperating libraries through interlibrary access. Library catalogs (OPAC) can be searched from the library’s website.

Use by the general public

People from the general public may use The Australia Library in accordance with library rules, borrowing rules and guide to library use by the general public. Please inquire of the details of the use by e-mail in advance.

・Students (undergraduate and graduate) and faculty from affiliated educational and research institutions should bring a letter of introduction from the library of their institution and ID (student ID, etc.).

Australia Library, Otemon Gakuin University is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.



Address: 1-15, Nishiai 2-chome, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-8502, Japan
Phone: 072-641-9640 (Otemon University Library in Ai Campus)
Fax: 072-643-9786