Library Facilities & Open Hours
Wakayama Civic Library
17 Byobu-cho, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture
|Open hours||9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.|
|Closed days||Open Everyday|
|1F||We have a wide range of local products based on the concept, “Wakayama Finest Quality”. In the bookstore area, we provide you with the latest magazines and books regarding Food, Living, Beauty Care, and Health, which enrich your life more. And also it presents you with the selected stationaries and miscellaneous goods, that are useful in daily life and perfect for gifts. You can drink beverages purchased at the coffee store on any floor, except for some areas.|
|2F||This floor gives you book collections: Introduction to Wakayama which gives you understanding of Wakayama Prefecture, Ariyoshi Sawako Collection of a famous writer Sawako Ariyoshi born in Wakayama City, Literature, and lifestyle books such as Cooking, Living and Home, and Travel. Reading seats are fully supplied so that you can enjoy your reading, and besides, multipurpose rooms are also available in this floor.|
|3F||This floor gives you books for specialized fields; Local History, Society, Natural Science, Education and Art as well as Emigration Archives, which are the only ones specialized in emigration in Japan’s public libraries. We have study rooms so that you can concentrate on studying in a quiet surrounding, and also have terrace seats to enjoy your food outside.|
|4F||Children may enjoy listening to storytelling in such exciting areas like a stepped Book Mountain where you can sit with feeling relaxed, and a secret Book Cave. At a Play Area, they can play and encourage their creativities with educational toys. At Mogu-Mogu Area you can enjoy food and drinks brought from outside. Also, there is a child care support base run by City of Wakayama in this floor.|
Wakayama Civic Library West Branch (Nishi-Bunkan)
Kasei Hohoemi Center, 755-1 Matsue, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture
|Open Hours||10:00 A.M. to 8:00.P.M.|
|Closed days||Mondays (The following weekday if Monday is a holiday),
Year-end and New Year (December 29 to January 3), a special period for refiling.
About the West Branch
The West Branch has a large selection of children's books and parenting books especially, and provides its unique service since it is attached to the Kasei Hohoemi Center, which is a complex with the Nishi Health Center and a child care support base.