Outline of Library

The library is a light and airy space that is conducive to nursing, medical and natural sciences centered study and research.

The semicircular two story layout of the library provides ample study space with seating for 48 downstairs and 32 upstairs, including some seats that have built-in plugs for laptop computer use. In addition, there are 3 multi-media booths and 6 information search booths.


The Library Collection

The collection consists of around 61,000 titles in the fields of health, medicine and welfare, around 140 periodical subscriptions (including digital journals) (around 650 periodicals in stock), and approximately 2,100 titles of audio-visual material. As a unique feature of our library we have set up a corner dedicated to materials relating to earthquakes and disaster nursing with a focus on community materials, and materials related to the 2004 Chuetsu Earthquakes and the 2007 Chuetsu Offshore Earthquake. A bibliography of titles relating to earthquakes and disaster nursing is published on our homepage. Our collection can be searched using WebOPAC.



Online databases

Literature searches can be conducted using such online databases as the Japan Medical Abstracts Society Web, the Current Index to Nursing Literature, CiNii, and CINAHL.

Online Databases


The Niigata College of Nursing Repository

Research publications and educational materials generated by the college are uploaded to the internet and may be accessed free of charge. The college journal and other materials such as research papers and college public releases may be viewed.

URL : https://niconurs.repo.nii.ac.jp/


Opening Hours

Weekdays (Mon-Fri): 9:00am-8:30pm Saturdays: 9:30am-4:30pm Closed on Sundays and National Holidays and on days announced by the College. Please check by telephone or on our homepage. Our librarians also provide an information and materials reference service in response to any queries library users may have regarding health and medicine. We welcome library users from outside the college, especially those working in the local nursing and nursing care industries. Our book loan services extend to anyone who lives within the prefecture and who is over 18 years old. Please feel free to drop in and see us.



Niigata College of Nursing