About the Library

The Library will be closed for good after Saturday, January 28th.

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles started its library service in 1991 to provide access to Japanese-language instructional materials to Japanese- language teachers in an effort to support Japanese-language education in the United States. In the fall of 2012, we re-opened our door as “The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles Library” with the aim to provide Japan-related information to the American public in addition to providing Japanese-language materials to teachers and learners of Japanese.

The Libary has approximately 10.000 volumes of Japan-related print and audio-visual materials in its collection, including books on Japanese-language, art, culture, literature, manga, history, Japanese magazines, and newspapers.

Patrons are welcome to read, study, use the internet and watch DVDs at our Computer Stations.