How to use the library
Art Museum and Library,Ota aims to make the creativity cultivated through craftsmanship from Ota citizens a platform of town development for our future community.
We urge you to come pick up and take a look at our rich and unique collective that comes into contact with world diversity.
We hope this becomes a place where “all citizens contribute to the development of Ota City” and where the “Creative People of Ota” can learn and connect.
Any person living, studying or working in Ota City can borrow books here.
To borrow a book, first you need to be issued a library card. Please bring an ID and fill in the application form.
※ Library cards made with Ota City Library (Central Library, Nitta Library, Ojima Library, Yabuzuka Honmachi Library) are not valid at this library. A new library card will be issued to you for use here.
To have a library card issued
For Ota City residents
・Driver’s license, insurance card or any type of ID that has the address, full name and date of birth of the applicant
For people working or studying in Ota City
（Two types of identification）
・Any type of ID that has the address, full name and date of birth of the applicant
・Identification from the school or workplace in Ota City
●Checking out books
Please visit our desks (2F and 3F) or use the self-checkout machines (1F and 2F). You may borrow up to five books for two weeks.
Please visit our desks (2F and 3F) or, when the library is closed, use the return boxes outside (near the West entrance and by the parking lot).
●Looking for books
Please use the computers (OPAC system) on the 1F and 2F or the OPAC system on our website. If you need help, please ask any library attendant.
Making copies of materials and documents in the library is only allowed for research purposes. Only partial single copies are allowed. Please fill out the Copy Application Form and bring it to one of our desks (2F and 3F).
●Using public Wi-Fi service
You may use your own computer or smart phone to connect to the Internet through Wi-Fi. Please ask one of our attendants for the password.
– Important notice from the library –
●Please use the books in a considerate manner
・Do not fold or rip off pages.
・Do not cut pages or make any notes in a book.
・Do not take the books out in the rain or spill drinks on them.
・If you have stained or damaged a book by accident, do not try to fix the problem yourself. Please ask one of our attendants for help. (Please note that you may be asked to pay for damage or loss of a book.)
●Keep quiet inside the library
・Do not speak in a loud voice.
・Turn your cellphone off or to silent mode. To talk, you may use the café or terrace.
・Turn your computer, dictionary or other device keyboard sound off and make sure the sound coming from your earphones or headphones are not too loud.
●Only eat or drink in designated places
・To protect the books, please only eat or drink in designated places.
□To eat or drink: Café, event space and terrace
□You may bring a drink in a cup or bottle with a lid into the library area, but not into the reference room.
●Return books within the specified time period
・Books may be borrowed for 2 weeks. Please show consideration for other users and return the books within the specified time period.
－Book arrangement information－
● Browsing corner (1F)
Approximately 300 Japanese and Western magazines of art, design, fashion, sports and more are displayed here. Back numbers are also available.
● Learning path (1F~3F)
Books about a wide range of academic fields related to “city development” and “manufacturing”.
□Humanities, social science
□Natural science, manufacturing technology
● Picture and children’s books (2F)
Over 12,000 books from over 60 countries, including recipients of the International Andersen Award, which are quite rare in Japan.
□Japanese picture books and children’s books
□Barrier-free picture books
□Worldwide picture books and children’s books
□Books for parents and children
□International Andersen Award collection
● Art book corner (2F~3F)
Art books that that will bring you in contact with the vibrant sensibility of the world. Books of architecture, design, art, music and theater are arranged on the 2F and 3F.
● Reference room
Find not only reference books, local documents, complete collections, but also the collection of Ichiro Haryu, an art critic representing post-world Japan, donated by the author.