Library

Videos and other materials that would help you to learn about international understanding are available for your use.

Film Library

Open
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed
Mondays (open on holidays), Year-end holidays and New Year holidays(December 29th through January 3rd)

In the Film Library, you can read and borrow books and watch videos about international understanding, global issues and international cooperation.
Phone: 045-896-2976

Watching videos

Film Library is equipped with 16 booths in total to view videos and films.
Films are available only for on-site viewing.

Reading or borrowing books

Anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Kanagawa Prefecture can borrow a book from our Library. Present your Earth Plaza's Rental card* , and you can borrow up to six books for a maximum of three weeks.

Returning books

You can return any borrowed books at the reception counter of the Library. When the Library is closed, then put them into the Returning Box located outside of the entrance on the Second floor.

* When you borrow books for the first time, you must register and get a Rental card issued. Carry your identification with your address.

Information Forum

Open
Tuesday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed
Mondays (open on holidays), Year-end holidays and New Year holidays(December 29th through January 3rd).

You can read newsletters and magazines about international exchange and cooperation or have a meeting.
Phone: 045-896-2977

Global Education Corner

Equipped with practical education materials, audio-visual materials and reference materials for learning about international understanding, the environment, human rights, peace, and media literacy.

Japanese Language Corner/Multicultural Children Support Corner

Japanese learners and their supporters can find resources in this corner.

Provides educational and other materials which help residents of Kanagawa Prefecture who are foreign nationals.

  • Helps people to learn Japanese needed for their daily life and occupations.
  • Helps their children to be successful in school.

Available materials include information about entrance to school for foreign children

  • Educational materials,
  • Teaching aids and dictionaries
  • Computer software
  • The curricula of Japanese schools
  • Parallel translation of school words
  • Multicultural education materials.

Multilingual Information Corner

Provides information helpful for daily life in many languages. Materials include life guides issued by the local government, NGOs, and other organizations about medical care, disaster prevention and work . [Main foreign languages covered] Cambodian, Chinese, English, Indonesian, Korean,Laotian, Portuguese , Spanish,Tagalog and Vietnamese.

Forum Space

Forum Space is available for NGOs and volunteer organizations involved in international exchange and cooperation activities to hold meetings.
NGOs and organizations are required to need registration to apply for using the Forum Space.

 
  • Using a bulletin board or leaflet rack
    You can use a bulletin board or leaflet rack in the Information Forum to post NGO notices or distribute NGO leaflets. Apply at the Reception Desk to use.
  • Using a message board
    The Information Forum has a message board. Please use it for recruiting members for an international exchange group, inviting participants in an event, and communicating within a group.
  • Copying service
    You can copy any materials found in the Information Forum or books in the Image Library. (Payment\10 yen per page. )
    When making a copy, you are under the restrictions of the Copyright Law.
  • Consultation services
    Information and consultation services are available for your NGO or volunteer activities.

 
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