The College's library is a treasure trove that boasts a world-class collection.
■ Wealth of Resources
The elegant red brick structure on the left just past the main gate to the College of Commerce is the College of Commerce Library. With three above-ground levels and two basement levels, the library houses approximately 450,000 books and 1,800 journal titles. The College is proud of its collection that ranks alongside the best of any university library in the world.
In addition to books and academic journals, the library endeavors to provide as much scholarly information as possible by making more than 20,000 e-books, 40,000 e-journals and databases available to students. These resources, which include Japanese-language business journals and newspapers, are essential for undergraduate classes and seminar reports. [Please use OPAC to search for archival resources.]
■ World's Oldest Double-Entry Bookkeeping Document Archive
The College of Commerce library has numerous rare books in its collection. One precious work is Summa de Arithmetica, Geometria, Proportioni et Proportionalita (1494), which is the world's oldest book on double-entry bookkeeping. As a mathematics textbook that was published in Venice in 1494, it is a precious part of bookkeeping history. As an extant rare first edition that is an example of Renaissance period embossed bookbinding and incunabulum printing, it is also a valuable piece of bookbinding history.
The library is a treasure trove of knowledge that can help you discover a new you. As well as providing the right sort of environment and a huge collection, the library is also committed to the fast retrieval of information. Students are encouraged to make full use of the library as a place of study that promotes rich intellectual activities.