Keio University Mita Media Center


Digital Collections

This website features high-resolution images of our special collections includes Ukiyo-e or Japanese woodblock print, Gutenberg 42-line Bible, and Keio founder Yukichi Fukuzawa's works. We have adopted "International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) " to make our collections easily usable for scholarly research.

The Gutenberg Bible

As the only library in Asia, Keio University Library owns one of the world's first bibles printed by Johannes Gutenberg (1397?-1468).

Important Cultural Properties

Keio University Library owns five national important cultural properties.

Keio Historical Photograph Database

This database contains some 1,700 images digitized from old photographs and albums housed at the Mita Media Center, the Shinanomachi Media Center, and the Fukuzawa Memorial Center for Modern Japanese Studies.

History of the Keio University Library

The entire text of the History of the Keio University Library, published in 1972, is available in HTML and PDF formats.

Bibliography of Yukichi Fukuzawa

A comprehensive catalog of literature associated with Yukichi Fukuzawa, this list includes research papers, indexes and other reference materials about him and his work.

FAQ on Keio University and Yukichi Fukuzawa

A list of frequently asked questions about Keio University and its founder, Yukichi Fukuzawa.

The Japanese Coal Industry Collection

Housed at the Keio University Library, this collection of coal industry-related materials covers the period from the early Showa era to the closure of Japan’s coal mines in recent years, focusing on the Hokkaido and Kyushu regions.

Bibliographical Database of Keio Economists

This database lists the curricula vitae and publications of economists who have taught at Keio University.