The JSC Manga Library was established in November 2002 as part of Monash University’s Japanese Studies Centre and is the first venue of its kind in Australia to provide both opportunities of education and entertainment through the incorporation of Japanese popular culture, making Japanese manga available to students and non-students alike. This innovative space continues to provide a unique environment in which Japanese popular culture can be easily accessed. The library is currently run by local and international students at Monash.
The library is modeled on the concept of Japanese internet cafes, or manga kissa, offering an extensive collection of over 7000 Japanese manga and other related texts such as magazines and novels. The library provides an exclusive environment and opportunity to access popular Japanese culture from the past and present.
Our manga collection
The Manga Library houses a huge collection of over 7000 manga spanning most genres, including Shounen, Shoujo, Seinen and manga classics. Our collection also holds over 700 manga in English as well as a selection of bilingual manga. We also have a great collection of manga for beginner readers such as Doraemon and Chibi Maruko-chan.
Seminars and Workshops
The Manga Library hosts seminars and workshops bridging manga, manga research and manga translation. Upcoming workshops include:
Venue: Japanese Studies Auditorium
For further information regarding upcoming workshops, please contact Stephanie Luo:
For the library’s current opening hours, upcoming events and further information please contact the centre:
Address: Japanese Studies Centre, Building 54, Monash University Clayton campus