CiNii Books


CiNii Books enables searching of information on books and journals that are held in university libraries in Japan.
About 10 million titles held in 1200 university libraries (totaled over 100 million books), and about 1.5 million authors are included.

  • CiNii Books contains wide variety of books – recent books, classics, foreign books, CD, DVD, etc.
  • Users can check the list of libraries in Japan holding the books or journals they are searching for.
  • Directly linking to the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) page of university libraries from book or journal page enables users to search for the details such as whether it is available now.
  • If these full texts are provided in CiNii Articles, users can follow the link to the full text documents.

  • In Japanese with English interface.

Basic user guide

CiNii Books