|1902(M.35)||Kobe Higher Commercial School opened.|
|1903(M.36)||The Kobe Higher Commercial School Library opened (the Library Division was established in 1903, and night time opening hours began in 1907).|
|1921(T.10)||Kobe Higher Technical School opened (the Library Division was also established).|
|1933(S.8)||The Library for Social Sciences’ Main Building was completed.|
|1949(S.24)||Kobe University was established under the new system.
4 branch libraries were opened: Rokkodai, Sumiyoshi, Nagata and Himeji.
|1964(S.39)||The library system was reorganized into the Central Library and 6 branch libraries (Rokkodai branch, Faculty of Letters, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering and Liberal Arts Division).||1965(S.40)||Kobe Medical College merged with Kobe University.|
|1969(S.44)||Hyogo Prefectural University of Agriculture merged with Kobe University.|
|1981(S.56)||The administrative building of Library for Social Sciences was built.|
|1984(S.59)||The Library for Science and Technology was built.|
|1986(S.61)||Designated as a National Center for Overseas Periodicals by the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture.|
|1989(H.1)||The Online Catalog (OPAC) began to be provided.|
|1995(H.7)||After the occurrence of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, a collection of materials on the disaster was installed.
The Library website was formally started.
|1996(H.8)||A new building for the Library for Medical Sciences was built and the Library for Human Development Sciences was renovated.|
|1997(H.9)||The web version of the Online Catalog (OPAC) was set up.
Kobe University merged with the School of Allied Medical Sciences and the Library for Health Sciences was established.
|2002(H.14)||Joining the Japan National University Library Consortia, the e-journal providing service started in earnest.|
|2003(H.15)||Kobe University merged with Kobe University of Mercantile Marine and the Library for Maritime Sciences was established.
The Library for Social Science was designated a Registered Tangible Cultural Property (structure) by the Japanese government.
|2004(H.16)|| The General Library was established.
Kobe University became a National University Corporation and the Library reorganized its offices.
|2006(H.18)||The Kobe University Repository “Kernel” was set up.|
|2007(H.19)||A MOU was concluded with Korea Maritime and Ocean University Library.|
|2010(H.22)||The Kobe University Archives were installed.
The Digital Archive Project won an IRI “Library of the Year 2010” award of excellence.
|2013(H.25)||The Library for Social Sciences was renovated.|
|2015(H.27)||Learning Commons (Tsurukabuto 1st Campus) opened.|