Greeting on the Centennial of the Kyushu University Library
The history of Kyushu University Library began with the establishment of the Kyushu Imperial University Library in 1922, and thanks to your support, we are celebrating our 100th anniversary in 2022.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the many people who have used our library.
We will continue our efforts as an organization that supports your learning and research activities.
In this page, we look back on the 100-year history of the attached library with photos that have remained since its establishment.We hope you will take this opportunity to enjoy them.
Kyushu University Library Centennial Logo
Request for Donations
Kyushu University Library would like to ask for your support for the next 100 years. For more information, please see "Kyushu University Digital Resource Development Project"
100 Years of the Kyushu University Library in Photographs
1. History of the Central Library
1-1. Pre-History of the Founding (~1922)
Exterior view of the reading room at Fukuoka Medical College (Meiji Period)
Welcome party for Dr. Sun Yat-sen (1914)
From the album"The Third Graduation of Kyushu Imperial University Medical College"
1-2. From the Founding to the East (1922-1925)
1-3. Opening of the main library (1925-1939)
1-4. Wartime and postwar period (1939-1961)
1-5. Up to the construction of the new library (1961-1970)
Designated reading room in the attached library (1965)
From the "Library User's Guide"
1-6. Construction and opening of the Central Library (1970-1981)
1-7. Library upgrading (1981-2004)
1-8. Incorporation and Campus Relocation (2004-)
High stacks in the Humanities Joint Library (2018)
Closing ceremony of Hakozaki Central Library (July 2018)
Grand opening of Ito Central Library (October 2018)
2. History of branch libraries and attached institutions
2-1. Science and Technology Library
Stacks and Specimen Collections, Faculty of Agriculture (prewar)
Exterior view of the Science Library (2006)
2-2. Ropponmatsu Library
Fukuoka High School Library Reading Room (circa 1935)
Auditorium (circa 1965)
Liberal Arts Building (1980)
2-3. Medical Library
The School of Medicine Library on the day of the inauguration ceremony (1956)
Medical Branch Library at the time of completion (current Medical Library)