Gifu City Library


January 18, 2022

Gifu City Library is a general term for public libraries in Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture.


The Central Library was relocated and opened in July 2015 on the site of the Gifu University Hospital in Tsukasamachi, Gifu City. In addition, there is a branch library (1 building) and each library (5 rooms) in Nagara, East, West, Nagamori, and Yanaizu. The old main building, which closed on March 29, 2015, has a collection of about 210,000 books, and the total number of books including the annex and library is about 540,000 (as of the end of March 2014). Since the annex directly connected to Gifu Station is used by commuters and students, the number of users and the number of books lent out was three times that of the old main building, although the number of books was less than half that of the old main building.


February 16, 1923 (Taisho 12) --Yamimatsu Kitagawa establishes Gifu Simple Library (Kanonagaicho, Gifu City) June 1927-With the support of Ryokichi Yabashi, the library branch (Yatsuderamachi, the same city, two stories) was built. December 1936-A children's room was added to the main building. July 1945-The annex was destroyed by the war. 1954 (Showa 29) --Assets donated by a foundation. 1957 (Showa 32) --Construction of a municipal library begins in Yatsuderamachi, the same city. 1958 (Showa 33) --Established Matsuo Bunko April 17, 1958-Gifu City Library (main building) opened. February 1964 (Showa 39) --The new building was expanded and the car library started to patrol. January 26, 2002-Opened annex in Heartful Square G. January 2006-With the merger of Yanaizu Town, the former Yanaizu Town Central Public Hall Library was opened as the Yanaizu Library. February 2008-Music distribution service started by Naxos Music Library March 29, 2015 --The old main building is closed due to the relocation. 2015 (Heisei 27) July 18-Minna no Mori Gifu Media Cosmos 2nd floor Central Library (Main Building) opens. Designed by architect Toyo Ito. August 18-Concluded a friendship exchange agreement with the public library "Hangzhou Library" in Hangzhou City, People's Republic of China.

Location of each building

Central Library --40-5 Tsukasamachi, Gifu City Minna no Mori Gifu Media Cosmos Branch --- 1-chome, Hashimotocho, Gifu City, inside Heartful Square G Nagara Library --2-5-1 Bandaicho, Gifu City Nagaranishi Public Hall Eastern Library --- 4-80 Akutami, Gifu City, in the Eastern Community Center Western Library ――1-105 Shimoukai, Gifu City, in the Western Community Center Nagamori Library --1-2-1, Maeisshiki, Gifu City, Nagamori Community Center Yanagizu Library-1-1 Miyahigashi, Yanagizu-cho, Gifu City Yanagizu Public Hall

Opening hours

Central library 9 o'clock-20 o'clock Branch library 9:00 to 21:00 Library 9:30 ―― 17:00


Library bag

As part of the library branding business, in March 2019, we made an original bag for storing books and sold it at Minna no Mori Gifu Media Cosmos, where the Central Library is located. The design of this bag was selected by open recruitment, and the proposal of a specified non-profit corporation in Gifu city was adopted. The company also produced the bag, which is made of denim fabric so that it can store 10 books, which is the maximum lending limit of Gifu City Library.

Mobile bookshelf

In the 2017 (Heisei 29) children's reading activity promotion plan, Gifu City has announced a policy to promote "co-reading" activities to discuss the impressions of books with friends, and as part of that, 2019 (decree) In May of the first year of Heisei, a "mobile bookshelf" was produced. This bookshelf is a combination of hexagons (dodecahedron), 1.8 m high and 2 m wide, and you can go inside and read. In addition to the bookshelf, there are blackboards, drawers, and posts to encourage co-reading.

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