Kyoto Prefectural Library (京都府立図書館)

Kyoto Prefectural Library is a prefectural library located in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.

The present building was completed in May 2001.
(After the main building was devastated by the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake on January 17, 1995, a basic plan for building a new prefectural library was developed in 1996.)


1873: The Shushoin Library opened.

1898: The first generation Kyoto Prefectural Library opened.

1963: A part of the main building was transferred to the Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives.

2001: The second generation Prefectural Library opened.

Branch library

June, 1949: Kawaramachi Branch Library (closed in 1956)
February, 1950: Fushimi Branch Library (closed in 1988)
June, 1950: Miyazu Region Branch Library (Closed in 1997, transferred to the city and became the Miyazu City Library.)
July, 1950: Ayabe Region Branch Library (closed in 1966)
July, 1950: Mineyama Region Branch Library (closed in 1997)
April, 1951: Kamigyo Branch Library (closed in 1976)
July, 1952: Sonobe Region Branch Library (closed in 1966)
July, 1952: Kitakuwata Region Branch Library (closed in 1980)
July, 1952: Kizu Region Branch Library (closed in 1975)

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