Library and Media Services
Overlooking the campus from the third floor of the main school building, the Library offers a beautiful space in which to study.
Our library contains a large collection of resource materials and both nonfiction and fiction titles, available in both English and Japanese. We also offer a curated selection of the works of Fukuzawa Yukichi as well as a variety of publications from Keio University faculty and alumni. This collection has all been digitally catalogued in order to allow it to be searchable from any computer both on and off campus, as well as to offer our students the ability to place holds on materials and quickly check materials in and out from the library.
In addition to our own physical collection, our school also offers our students access to Sora, an online library system containing both eBooks and audiobooks, and our school system has been connected directly into the Westchester county library system through this platform, to bring our students access to over 80,000 eBooks and nearly 15,000 audiobooks this way.
Headmaster’s Bookshelf: The Bookshelf Life of Dr. Takayuki Tatsumi Reconstructing the library, our staff decided to produce a special section featuring Fukuzawa sensei, Headmaster and Triculture. Headmaster’s Bookshelf is the first volume of the catalogue series of the special section, which is designed to overview his opuses and familiarize the students with the humanities he has long been involved with at Keio University. This catalogue will give you the sense of what Keio Gijuku encourages you to learn, create and accomplish. If you are interested in a book reviewed in the catalogue, please feel free to read it. Our library will show you the road to a terra incognita.
Our library and media services are constantly working to best meet the needs of our students in their daily studies, working to improve the atmosphere of the library through the installation of new furniture and power stations, and reorganizing the space itself to make it more welcoming to all. In addition, five cloud-based self-service printing kiosks have been installed at a variety of locations in the school building, cafeteria, and residence houses, including in the library itself, to offer around the clock access to printing needs, from any device that the students might be using throughout their day.