The Embassy has more than 1800 books, CDs, and DVDs in its library which cover a wide range of topics including geography, government, society, culture and life. You are invited to visit the Embassy library between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m., Monday - Friday, except on Embassy holidays or when special functions are being held at the Embassy. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that all persons wishing to make use of the Embassy library contact the Information and Cultural Affairs Section at (613) 241-8541 beforehand
You are welcome to make use of the reading area in the library or if you so desire you may borrow up to five items at one time for up to 3 weeks. There is no charge for this service. However, you may be asked to replace items that are damaged while in your possession.
If you should decide to borrow books/CDs/DVDs from the Embassy library you will be requested to complete a form and provide proper identification (with photo and signature). You are also expected to respect all relevant copyright laws.
Information requested on the form will include:
Books/CDs/DVDs are also available at the Consulate General of Japan offices throughout Canada. It is therefore requested that persons living outside the Ottawa area contact the office nearest their place of residence. Please note borrowing conditions at the Consulate General of Japan offices may differ from the Embassy's lending policy.
Interested parties outside of Canada should contact the Japanese diplomatic mission nearest their place of residence.
Embassy Library - Lending Policy
April 4, 2018