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The OKIU Library is the university's showpiece, an impressive and spacious building uniquely designed to provide a comfortable yet stimulating environment for study and research. The multifunctional building not only contains the traditional print-bases collections and a knowledgeable staff responsible for the management of the Library's holdings, it also houses a variety of specialized facilities that address the needs of our diversified community of users in this modern, media-focused era.
The Library's collection is always exopanding, currently including over 394,000 books, more than 2,300 periodicals and 41 newspapers in addition to microfilm and microfiche collections. The Library also maintains a collection of CDs, DVDs, and videos which can be used in the Library's classrooms. in the audio-visual hall, and in comfortable individual and group viewing booths. The Library's holdings are listed on-line, with terminals conveniently placed throughout the Library, and a digital recording studio is also available. The Library also has several special collections, including the Ryukyuan Studies Collection.
The Librarians aspire to stay up to date with the latest information technology, and continually seek to strengthen the Library's information collection service, such as through maintaining links to the nationwide network of the National Institute of Informatics.
Central to the research and study which are the core of the university, the Library is open long hours and is conveniently located not only close to other classroom buildings, but also near the largest student parking lot, next to the bus stop, and across the street from a number of local shops that serve the needs of the Library's users.