IDEC Library

Opening hours


Sat./ Sun.

* Outside of opening hours, the front door of the IDEC library opens only with Staff ID card. Neither Students ID card nor IDEC Entrance card will be accepted. Students must be accompanied by IDEC staff or facluties if they want to enter the library out-of-service hours.

Floor Map

Circulation policy

  Books Magazines, CDs
Vols. Loan Term
Graduate Students
10 books 3 weeks 1 day
[2 days for statistical CD]
Others 5 books 2 weeks


Our collections are mainly focued on economics of development, education development, international relations and Asia regional culture development. We have nearly a collection of 30000 titles of books and journals (July,2009).
The following materials are available:

  • Statistics from International organizations
     : ADB, Key Indicators, and so on. 
  • White papers from authority
    : White papers from the Ministry of Education, etc. 
  • Publications from International Cooperation Organizations
    : Journals from JICA and Institude of Developing Economies, etc. 
  • Journals and bulletins from Universities


There are some audio visual materials (DVDs, TOEIC/ TOEFL CD and BBC documentary video tapes, etc). They are also available to borrow.

World Bank information Kiosk

The World Bank Tokyo Office and IDEC came together to place "World Bank Information Kiosk" in the IDEC library in 2003.

This information kiosk is placed for the purpose of introducing active discussions in academic area about the policy and actions of the World Bank. We expect many would aware and cooperate on a international development.

You can access to "World Development Indicators Online" by using a computer in IDEC library. We also have the World Bank satellite at the Institute for Peace Science Hiroshima University (Higashi-Senda).


Available materials:

・Flag Ship Publications / Project Reports 
・brochures and publications from the World Bank Tokyo Office

The World Bank Tokyo Office"Information Kiosk at Hiroshima University" (Japanese site) 
The World Bank PIC Tokyo 
The World Bank (Head Office) 

Finding Materials


(Hiroshima University OPAC & IDEC OPAC)

We offer SERVICE OF OPAC, Online Public Access Catalog.
You can retrieve all materials which the IDEC Library holds by using IDEC OPAC.

  IDEC Library Other Faculties
Books Non-registerd Materials Books Non-registerd Materials

○ means you can retrieve via HU-OPAC and/or IDEC-OPAC.
× means you cannot retrieve via HU-OPAC and/or IDEC-OPAC.



If the HU-OPAC shows 国際・図書室, it means the IDEC Library holds that book. 

But the IDEC Library doesn't hold the books indicated below. 

A: 国際・教育文化 or 国際・開発技術, etc.
Although the book is in the IDEC building, the IDEC Library doesn't hold.
Please click the link, then it'll show where that book is.
If no links, please ask the Library Staff at the IDEC Lib. or ask the librarians at University Libraries.

B: 教・教育学 or 工・建設構造, etc.
The IDEC Library doesn't have the book, please click the link, then it'll show where that book is.
If no links, please go to the University Libraries and ask the librarians.


WHAT'S 請求番号

It means Classification Numbers; All the books are sorted by Classification Numbers, you can find it in the label affixed to the back cover of the books.

Copy machine in IDEC library

IDEC members: 

Please ask librarians for permission and show your ID card to use the copy machine in IDEC library.
Non- IDEC members: 
Please check out materials and use copy machines located outside of IDEC library by using your own copy card.

Location & Contact

IDEC library is at the 6th floor of IDEC building.
It is run by IDEC library / bulletin committiee. There will  be library staff to operate general library services, so please feel free to inquire.


・Snail Mail
The IDEC Library, Hiroshima University
1-5-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 7398529 JAPAN
・Phone: 082-424-6915
e-mail add.
Please do not send a mail which attached the file. Thank you.  

*Please make a contact to the central library if you want to make a "Interlibrary Loan Order". Thank you.