Peripatos Collection in Suzukakedai Library


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List of new books

November 21, 2017
ËList of book exhibited at lounge on the 3rd floor of Suzukake Hall @
  • These books are available only in the lounge. They can be borrowed only after they are transferred to the Newly-Arrived-Books corner at Suzukakedai Library.

November 22, 2017
ËList of new books @
  • New Peripatos Collection which you can borrow. They are located in the Newly-Arrived Books corner near the OPAC terminals on the 1st floor.


November 17, 2017
ËList of new books of Peripatos Collection@(July 5, 2017 to September 6, 2017)[PDF]

June 29, 2017
ËList of new books of Peripatos Collection@(April 19, 2017 to June 21, 2017)[PDF]

June 29, 2017
ËList of new books of Peripatos Collection@(February 7, 2017 to April 5, 2017)

June 29, 2017, 2016
ËBook ranking : Most checked out books from Peripatos Collection in 2016[PDF]

What is the Peripatos Collection ?

In March 2007, the Peripatos Collection opened at Suzukakedai Library.
This collection, with more than 6,500 books, mainly consists of new novels, paperbacks, pocket editions, and travel guidebooks. We provide a relaxing and comfortable space to enjoy reading.

When the collection was set up, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering supported with expenses and assistance to prepare the opening. Until 2015, it was supported by departments of Suzukakedai. In 2016, it was supported by the departments of the university. Now new books are bought by the discretionary expenses of the president.

  It is hoped that the Peripatos Collection will help users acquire knowledge and culture, not only in the science and engineering field, but also in other various fields, and will allow users to relax in their spare time.

How to use

  • It is possible to search for books in the Peripatos Collection (hereinafter gPeripatos booksh) through the Library's CatalogiOPAC). If the books have been checked out, the due dates and reservation numbers are displayed.
  • When borrowing books, the Tokyo Tech IC card is required. A PIN code is needed for IC card certification. Campus members can check out books either at the circulation counter or with the self-checkout machine. Visitors must have a Library Card.
  • Borrowing terms are as follows.
    Note: The term ggeneral booksh refers to books other than Peripatos books.
    User typeNumber of volumesBorrowing terms
    Undergraduate students 10 books (including general books) 2 weeks
    Graduate students/Faculty 15 books (including general books)4 weeks
    Other users w/ library card
    (These users cannot order Peripatos books to the Ookayama Library.)
    2 books (including general books)2 weeks
  • The due date can be extended, except in the following cases.
    • You have overdue materials.
    • Your right for checkout has been suspended.
    • The item in question has been requested by other users.
  • Exclusive services for campus members
    • You can reserve Peripatos books while they are checked out by other users and pick them up at Ookayama Campus. It is also possible to reserve and order through OPAC and TDL Online Request.
    • You can extend the due date once per item through TDL Online Request.
    • You can check your borrowing and reservation status through TDL Online Request.


  • On the 1st floor of Suzukakedai Library

  • [Exhibit] At lounge on the 3rd floor of Suzukake -Hall@(Trial)
    List of exhibited books
To introduce the Peripatos Collection, Suzukakedai Library has been exhibiting new books at the 3F lounge of Suzukake Hall since August 2013. We replace 20 books every 2 weeks. (times and volumes are approximate). Exhibited books can be borrowed only after they are transferred to the newly-arrived books corner at Suzukakedai Library.
  • Exhibited books can be read in the lounge. Please do not remove them from the lounge.
  • Please return the books to their original places after reading.

Exhibition at the lounge

Meaning of the name

 gPeripatoshmeans promenade in Greek.
  The schools established by Greek philosopher Aristotle had lots of promenades, and disciples of Aristotle used to lecture while walking at the peripatetic schools. Therefore, these gPeripatos Schoolshare also sometimes called gStrolling Schoolsh in Japanese. The Peripatos Collection is named after gPeripatos no Kento 21,h the name of the future plan for the Suzukakedai Campus. This plan will be implemented in 2025, the 50th anniversary of the Suzukakedai Campus.

Recommend books for the Peripatos Collection

Would you like to recommend any books for the Peripatos Collection? Submit your suggestions at the library counter or put them in the recommendation boxes on the bookshelf of the Peripatos Collection and Peripatos Collection exhibition area.
Online recommendation form for Peripatos Collection is also available.

  • The aim of the Peripatos Collection is to provide enjoyable reading for everyone, so those who recommend books are not given priority.
  • It may take several months before recommended books can be borrowed.
  • General book requests for the Ookayama and Suzukakedai campus libraries are handled separately. For details, please refer to Book Request on the library web site.

Book donations for the Peripatos Collection

  • Donations from faculty or staff
  • Paperbacks, pocket editions
  • Printed within 3 years
 - If you would like to donate more than 2 books, please give us a list of the books in advance.
   For details, please visit the library counter.
 - Damaged or defaced books must be compensated for or replaced with another copy of the same book.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.

Tokyo Institute of Technology Library
Suzukakedai Library Group

Tokyo Institute of Technology Library