Peripatos Collection, mainly consists of new novels, paperbacks, pocket editions, and travel guidebooks. Every year new books are added.

Your recommendation of books for Peripatos Collection is appreciated. Click here for the web recommendation form.


List 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 around Peripatos Collection at Suzukakedai Library.

New Books Infomation

New Books List

You can check the title from Library Catalog.

What is the Peripatos Collection ?

In March 2007, the Peripatos Collection opened at Suzukakedai Library.
This collection, 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; from 2017 through 2021, it was supported by the discretionary expenses of the president; from 2022, it is supported by the library. The collection of books is about 8,000.

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.


On the 1st floor of Suzukakedai Library


[Exhibit] At lounge on the 3rd floor of Suzukake -Hall


To introduce the Peripatos Collection, Suzukakedai Library has been exhibiting new books at the 3F lounge of Suzukake Hall since August 2013. We replace 40 books every a monthe. (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.

Meaning of the name

“Peripatos”means 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 “Peripatos Schools”are also sometimes called “Strolling Schools” in Japanese. The Peripatos Collection is named after “Peripatos no Kento 21,” 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? 
Online recommendation form for Peripatos Collection is 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.
  • The Library doesn’t inform you about the results of consideration.
  • 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.


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