Japanese Library

The Japanese Library at JLS in Boston possesses a collection of Japanese books, and is open during the JLS school hours to enrich the Japanese educational environment.

During the open hours every Saturday morning, many JLS students and their parents visit the library and over 1,400 books are borrowed and returned each morning.

This library is supervised by the JLS Steering Committee and assisted by the PTA Library Committee members as volunteers. 

Not only can JLS students and their parents utilize the resources in the library, anybody can do so as well.

WEB Catalog(The status of borrowed books are not always up to date.)

New Book Request Form(Please check the catalog first on the WEB catalog before making a request.)

 Library Open Day  Saturdays during JLS school year (except on the Field Day)
 Library Open Hours   Saturday 8:45-12:15

 JLS students have priority over other borrowers from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. 
 Borrowing Limit  5 books per person
 (The maximum for comic books: 2, CD: 2, magazine: 1)
 There will be a special deal right before long vacations.
 (A special announcement will be made about the rules on the special deal in the school newsletter or inside the library.) 
 Borrowing Term  Maximum of 2 weeks (1 week for magazines)

How to Use the Library

This library can be used by anyone for free and is not limited to students and parents of JLS.

Those of who are interested in using the library, fill in the Library Card Application form.

Please bring your JLS Library card when borrowing.

At JLS, we consider this library as an important teaching asset for education in Japanese and have put an effort to allocate a certain library budget. However, there is a limit to purchase new books due to the tight financial situation. Many of the books at the JLS Library are contributions made over time by parents and people who have helped run the school. We would appreciate your continued support for Japanese education by contributing your books to the library.

We accept contributions anytime during the open hours at the library's front desk.

The contributed books are sorted by the Library committee members into library books that will be kept and books to sell at the Book Fair and other occasions. Please consider bringing books you will not bring back to Japan, Japanese books that you don't need anymore, Japanese magazines and others.