are now in autumn. In Japan autumn is said to be the best season for reading
due to its cool climate and long night time.
therefore, are going to introduce to you the public libraries in Funabashi.
of Funabashi has 4 municipal libraries, having about 200,000 books each, a
mobile library and 5 Kominkans with reading rooms for the convenience of
citizens of various districts.
and newly-opened in July this year, Chuo Library has an Art Books Corner
with collections of books on paintings, architectures, porcelains and other
arts in a relaxed atmosphere, a childrenfs reading room with
infantsf/childrenfs books, a collection room of valuable
infantsf/childrenfs books and their studies, and a digital library with
library boasts the largest collection of materials on Funabashi City, its
neighboring regions and Chiba Prefecture.
specialty of this library is its collection of about 5,000 video tapes/video
discs/laser disks of movies and others. Visitors can watch/listen to them
there and borrow them as well.
library has a collection of over 290,000 books (including 120,000 literature
books), the largest in numbers among 4 libraries and functions as a base of
mobile library, of which car carries about 3,000 books and they are lent at
42 locations in the city. For details of mobile library, contact Higashi
top of the above, the following Kominkans have reading rooms, where
visitors can read and borrow books,
Kominkan (Tel.: 437-2203)
libraries are closed, in general, on Mondays and national holidays.