Instructions of PICCOLI

updated :2020.04

PICCOLI, the library for children, was opened in 1978 with the aim of raising children in a rich cultural environment full of hopes and dreams. PICCOLI, with a collection of 17,000 picture books and children’s literature from Japan and around the world, welcomes you in Uryuyama, Kyoto. (or is open to everyone for free.)

□ Opening hours

・10:30 am - 6:00 pm on Thursdays and Fridays
・12:30 pm – 6:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays

*Closed on Mondays – Wednesdays, The day of the University’s event.

For more information and updates, check our website :

User Guide

□ Users are required to produce a valid library card to borrow books from PICCOLI.

Please fill in the form with a piece of identification that show your address.

□ Up to 5 books at a time can be borrowed for 2 weeks per person.


Join us for various fun events at PICCOLI.

□ Pooh-Yokocho(story telling) (Sundays Once a month /3:30 pm -4:00 pm)

held by members of ‘Kyoto Storytelling Club’

□ Booktalk-no-Jikan
(story telling about science and others) (Saturdays Once a month /3:30 pm -4:00 pm)

held by members of ‘Kyoto Kagaku Yomimono Kenkyukai’


+ Respect all the items and equipment in PICCOLI.
 Please return books by the due date. You cannot borrow any new items until you return them.

+ Books lost, damaged and defaced must be paid for by the borrower. And if you damage facilities or items,
 we will charge you for the cost of repairing or buying a new one.

+ Eating and drinking (including plastic bottles) is not permitted in PICCOLI. Playing games is not allowed either.

+ You are not allowed to enter the building and mountain of this University without permission.

+ Preschool children must be accompanied and supervised by their guardians.We do not give you childcare service.

+ Take care of your own valuagles.

+ If you break the rules and regulations, we may ask you to leave PICCOLI and prohibit you from using PICCOLI thereafter.

+ We are take some photos for our website and public relations. If you have any problems, please let us know.