Connected to the Education & Research Building, the library serves as a repository of nursing and medical knowledge and resources. The library currently has over 70,000 books, journals, magazines, and audio-visual resources available, with enough space for another 30,000 more.


Books, magazines, and journals can be freely browsed.

Audio-visual lending

Video (DVDs, etc.) and audio (CDs, etc.) can be borrowed and used within the library.

Information research

For the purposes of searching library items and research articles, three computers are available for use.

Through the internet, five nursing and medical research databases are available for access:

Ichūshi-Web (centralized medical journal database)

Accumulated medical literature published in Japan since 1903 and maintained by the Japan Medical Abstracts Society.

Medical Online

A comprehensive website for medical information geared for medical professionals.


An online source for searchable full-text access to over 5,400 biomedical journals.


A database of over 3,000 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, with English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses’ Association.

Latest nursing web index

Edited by the Japan Nursing Association, this is a database of publications in nursing journals and bulletins published in Japan.


Library Search

Search the library

To search inside the Miyazaki Prefectural Nursing University Library, please visit the OPAC web service (English version available).