The library of The Ad Museum Tokyo is the only specialized library in Japan focused on advertising communication.
Its history traces back to 1966, when it was founded as the Advertising Library of Yoshida Hideo Memorial Hall. It houses approximately 27,000 materials, mainly comprising advertising-related Japanese and foreign books, magazines, and award-winning advertising works. Materials in the library are not available for lending, but they may be viewed freely by anyone.
Advertising materials search database (Digihub)
- Digihub is a database of advertising materials available at The Ad Museum Tokyo. You can use the terminals available in the library to view the archive of over 200,000 advertising items, such as nishiki-e (colored woodblock prints), hikifuda (flyers), posters, newspaper and magazine advertisements, TV and radio commercials and other materials.
- Due to copyright restrictions, Digihub is available for viewing only. Photography, printing or dubbing is not permitted.
- Please feel free to consult our staff if you have any questions about the materials, need information on advertising or wish to check the availability of materials. You may contact us by telephone also.
- Please refrain from using fax, e-mail or SNS for such consultation.
- Please refrain from using the library for purposes other than viewing the materials, such as preparing for examinations.
- Clipping or unauthorized removal of materials from the library is strictly prohibited.
- Please refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, using cellular phones or other acts that are disturbing to other visitors in the library. If you wish to smoke, please use the designated area outside the building.
- There are no lockers in this library. Please take all your belongings, such as your bag or coat, with you to the reading table. Please manage your belongings yourself.
- Make sure to keep all valuables with you. The library assumes no responsibilities for their loss.
- We request you to follow the instructions of the staff in case of disaster or other emergencies.