The Fukuoka City Public Library


The Fukuoka City Public Library is a multifunctional, central facility for the promotion of lifelong learning that meets the needs of the modern era. This new-type, comprehensive library is comprised of three divisions (the Library, City Archive, and Film Archive) and can stock a whopping two million titles, making it one of the largest libraries in Japan! It is also the only library in the country to have annexed facilities like a movie hall (Cine-la) and Mini Archive Theater! Events are held every month, so check out the online bulletin board for details.

*About the Library: Area - 24,120 square meters (259,600 square feet); 1.089 million titles (as of 2005)
*Accessibility: Priority parking for persons with disabilities; wheelchair-accessible bathrooms; wheelchair rental; elevator; textured paving blocks for the visually impaired; guide dogs permitted

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 814-0001 福岡県福岡市早良区百道浜3-7-1
Address 3-7-1 Momochi-hama, Sawara Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 092-852-0600(福岡市教育委員会)
Contact Fukuoka City Board of Education
Fax Number 092-852-0609
Open 10am - 7pm (6pm: Sundays and holidays)
Closed Mondays (Tuesday in the event of a national holiday); the last day of each month; New Year’s Holiday (December 28 - January 4); Special Maintenance Periods (Undetermined)
Price Free (Cine-la movie hall is charged: Adults - 500 Yen, High School and University Students - 400 Yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students - 300 Yen; 2,000 Yen for special screenings)
Car Park Available; 147 vehicles
Access By subway - A 15 minute walk from Nishijin or Fujisaki Stations on Fukuoka City Subway’s Kuko Line
By bus - A 3 minute walk from Nishitetsu “Fukuoka Tower Minami Guchi” or “Hakubutsukan Minami Guchi” Bus stops

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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