Shibuya Library (Materials of engine construction by Imperial Japanese Navy)

The material of engine construction by Imperial Japanese Navy was gathered by Ryutaro Shibuya, a founder of the Production Technology Association (founded in 1946) and named “Shibuya Library” afterwards.

Some documents of this collection were donated to the Japan Institute of Marine Engineering Bulletin Editing Committee and taken care of at Kobe University of Mercantile Marine (now called Faculty of Maritime Sciences, Kobe University). The collection was formally transferred to Kobe University of Mercantile Marine in March 1994.
There are about 4,400 precious documents, includes original papers about “the Case of the EICE (Rinkicho)”.

How to use

The material of “Shibuya Engineering Collection” cannot be borrowed because they are for in-library use only. Furthermore, pre-application is needed When reading or copying them.

Please fill out following application form and give us a week’s notice by e-mail or FAX.
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Reception hours

weekdays: 8:45-12:00, 13:00-16:00
※Service unavailable: weekends, national holidays
Please inquire in advance if you wish to browse on Saturday or Sunday.

Notice

*5 documents can be used at once. The number of documents you can use may decrease.
*Materials cannot be used if their image data is published on Kobe University Library Digital Archive.
Please see this page for image data.

Nautical Chart

We have about 7,000 Nautical Charts and Publications which cover all over the world.

Japan Nautical Chart

Charts fit to World Geodetic System (WGS)

Nautical Charts by Japan Coast Guard. We have 852 Charts (published as of September 2008) and 651 Charts (published as of March 2003). Both of them are in Chart room.

Charts fit to Japan Geodetic System (JGS)

Nautical Charts by Japan Coast Guard. We have all 1,901 charts reported in the Catalog of Charts and Publications (published in July 1997) in chart room.
There are not only Nautical Charts, but also Miscellaneous Charts, Basic Maps of the Sea (Ocean), Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans, Sea off Japan Basemap, Basic Maps of the Sea (Continental shelf), Basic Maps of the Sea (Seashore), etc.

Foreign Nautical Chart

British Admiralty chart

Nautical Charts by the Royal Navy. We have 3,343 charts (published in 1981-1984) which cover all over the world.
In addition, there are 170 Australia Nautical Charts, 59 New Zealand Nautical Charts, 23 British Miscellaneous Charts.

Nautical Publications

How to use

Pre-application is needed When reading material in chart room.
Please fill out following application form and give us a notice by e-mail.

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Reception hours

weekdays: 8:45-12:00,13:00-16:00
※Service unavailable: weekends, national holidays
Please inquire in advance if you wish to browse on Saturday or Sunday.

Notes

*All Nautical Charts by Japan Coast Guard (include published after 1871), Publications, and other maritime data can be used at Advisory Centre for Marine or Japan Oceanographic Data Center:JODC.

Texts of Maine Maritime Academy

(purchased in 2008-2009)
Texts used at Maine Maritime Academy (State of Maine, America), foreign books about marine engineering and mechanical engineering are purchased as Texts of Maine Maritime Academy

Books of Nautical Institute

(purchased in 2009)
Books of Nautical Institute are published by Nautical Institute : NI in London.
The NI is an international organization consists of 8,000 maritime professionals, Licensed mariner and students who aim to be a captain.

involved in the control of sea-going ships. We provide a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of our members.

he principal aim of our international branches is to promote the activities and increase the membership of The Nautical Institute in their area.
Amongst other things, the branches provide a local professional focus, networking opportunities, technical and social meetings, seminars and professional development assistance.

It offers diverse services in order to enforce the states of members and the knowledge of Maritime themes.
Furthermore, it began to publish the monthly journal “Seaways” , published following 130 books (as of March 2010), started web service (http://www.nautinst.org/) carried out various projects as the intellectual base for mariners in the world.

Mass collections

Shipping historical documents in the early modern period(Tohoku district)

(purchased in 1979)[call number: MF-1]
Shipping historical documents in the early modern period(Tohoku district)are material of Kaisen donya (wholesaler in port) in Tohoku district. Especially important documents were chosen and recorded in 187 microfilmes.

Bibliotheca Australiana

(purchased in 1982)[call number: 558.02-18]
Bibliotheca Australiana are are records of historic voyages, travels around the Pacific Oceanin the 16th-19th century. There are 45 titles recorded in 78 books.
Bibliotheca Australiana
Bibliotheca Australiana, extra series

Works / issued by the Hakluyt Society

(purchased in 1982)[call number: 290.9-14]
The Hakluyt Society Books are records of historic voyages, travels and other geographical material in the 16th-17th century. First series are 100 books published in 1847-1899 and second series are continued.
We have all of first series, a part of Second series and Extra series [call number: 558-C3]

U.S. Government NTIS transportation masterfile

(purchased in 1988)[call number: MFS-3]
U.S. Government NTIS transportation masterfile is 1,062 microfiches divided in following 7 fields. Bibliographic information of transportation, traffic, marine engineering in historical material collected by NTIS(National Technical Information Service) are recorded in them.

  • Air transportation
  • Ship transportation
  • Road transportation
  • Railway freight transportation
  • Marine engineering
  • Ocean investigation ship・Equipment・Platform
  • Underwater structure and Undersea residence

Microfilms of Traffic Journals

(purchased in 1995)

Master’s Theses

Master’s Theses (from Sept. 2011) can be read by the computer in office.
Please check webpage of Faculty/Graduate School of Maritime Sciences if you would like to check titles of master’s theses in recent years.

Reception hours

weekdays: 9:00~16:30

Notes

Reading or copying master’s theses are allowed within the scope of the author’s agreement, thus them may not be usable.

Doctoral Dissertations

Doctoral dissertations of Kobe University Graduate School of Maritime Sciences, and these of Kobe University of Mercantile Marine can be read.
Some of them are also available from Kobe University Repository Kernel.
Please check webpage of Faculty/Graduate School of Maritime Sciences if you would like to check titles of doctoral dissertations in recent years.

Reception hours

weekdays: 9:00~16:30

Microforms

A microfilm reader is usable. Please ask at the information desk.
In addition, a copy of microforms can be made (charged).

Reception hours

weekdays: 9:00~16:30
※Service unavailable: weekends, national holidays
※Our microfilm reader is out of order now. Please ask at the information desk.