Minna no Mori Gifu Media Cosmos, Libraries

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Page Number 2000141  Updated on April 1, 2023

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Minna no Mori Gifu Media Cosmos

Media Cosmos is a cultural complex facility containing the Gifu City Chuo Library, the Community Activity Exchange Center, the Multicultural Plaza, the Exhibit Gallery, etc.

  • Address 40-5 Tsukasa-machi, Gifu City
  • Tel. 058-265-4101
  • Hours open 9am - 9pm
    *The Chuo Library is open from 9am - 8pm
  • Days closed
    • The last Tuesday of every month
      (the next weekday if a public holiday)
    • The New Year's period (Dec. 31 - Jan. 3)

Chuo Library, Branch Library, library rooms

Anyone can use the Chuo and Branch Libraries as well as the library rooms.
You will need a library card to rent books, etc.

Renting books

You will need to get a library card first.

  • Those eligible to receive a library card
    • People living in Gifu Prefecture
    • People working in Gifu City
    • Students commuting to a school in Gifu City
  • Please present a document that proves your name and address.
    Examples include a residence card, driver's license, etc.
  • When renting materials
    Please bring your library card and the materials you would like to rent to the service counter. You can also use an automatic checkout machine.
  • Amounts you can borrow
    • Books, etc. Up to 10
    • DVD's and CD's Up to 3, counted separately from the above materials
  • Rental period All materials must be returned within 15 days

Returning books

Return books, DVD's, etc. at a service counter.
Return books, etc. through a return chute*

*You cannot return DVD's and CD's through a return chute.

If you have lost, damaged, or dirtied a book

  • If you have lost any materials, please contact the library you rented them from and let them know.
  • If materials you have rented become damaged or dirty, please bring them as they are to the library.
  • You can also buy the same book in similar condition that you rented it in and return that copy instead

*Please return all materials by their return dates

*Books and other materials at libraries are for everyone to use, so please take good care of them.

E-library

  1. Click the button on the bottom of the Gifu libraries page called, "岐阜市電子図書館". You can change the language to English by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking English.
  2. Click "Sign in", and then enter your library card number and password (your initial password is your date of birth (YYYY/MM/DD)).
  3. Click the "borrow" option for any materials you would like to rent.
    • Those eligible to rent materials
      • People living in Gifu City
      • People working in Gifu City
      • People commuting to a school in Gifu City
    • When renting for the first time
      Please come to one of the libraries to create a library card. You will need a document that proves your name and address, such as a residence card, driver's license, etc.
    • Amounts you can borrow Up to 3 materials
    • Rental period Within 15 days
  4. Digital materials will automatically returned when their rental period expires.

Libraries and library rooms

Facility name

Address

Tel.

Times open

Days closed

Chuo Library

40-5 Tsukasa-machi, Gifu City
Inside Minna no Mori Gifu Media Cosmos

058-262-2924

9:00am - 8:00pm

  • The last Tuesday of every month (the next day if a public holiday)
  • The New Year's period
  • Days temporarily closed

Branch Library

1-10-23 Hashimoto-cho, Gifu City
Inside Heartful Square G

058-268-1061

9:00am - 9:00pm

  • The last Tuesday of every month (the next day if a public holiday)
  • The New Year's period
  • Days temporarily closed

Nagara Library Room

2-5-1 Bandai-cho, Gifu City
Within the Nagara Nishi Public Hall

058-233-8170 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Mondays (the next day if a public holiday)
  • The last Tuesday of every month (the next day if a public holiday)
  • The days after public holidays (excluding Saturdays and Sundays)
  • The New Year's period
  • Days temporarily closed

Tobu Library Room

4-80 Akutami, Gifu City
Within the Tobu Community Center

058-241-2727 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Mondays (the next day if a public holiday)
  • The last Tuesday of every month (the next day if a public holiday)
  • The days after public holidays (excluding Saturdays and Sundays)
  • The New Year's period
  • Days temporarily closed

Seibu Library Room 

1-105 Shimoukai, Gifu City
Within the Seibu Community Center

058-234-1633

9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Mondays (the next day if a public holiday)
  • The last Tuesday of every month (the next day if a public holiday)
  • The days after public holidays (excluding Saturdays and Sundays)
  • The New Year's period
  • Days temporarily closed

Nagamori Library Room

1-2-1 Maeisshiki, Gifu City
Within the Nagamori Community Center

058-240-2702 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Mondays (the next day if a public holiday)
  • The last Tuesday of every month (the next day if a public holiday)
  • The days after public holidays (excluding Saturdays and Sundays)
  • The New Year's period
  • Days temporarily closed

Yanaizu Library Room

1-1 Miyahigashi Yanaizu-cho, Gifu City
Within the Yanaizu Public Hall

058-388-2026 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Mondays (the next day if a public holiday)
  • The last Tuesday of every month (the next day if a public holiday)
  • The days after public holidays (excluding Saturdays and Sundays)
  • The New Year's period
  • Days temporarily closed

*You cannot use the return chutes at the Tobu, Seibu, and Nagamori Library Rooms when community centers are closed.