Manga Library

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:

Traditional Manga Workshop 2018 (Register online)
A demonstration of the process of creating manga illustrations through traditional tools such as ink, nib pens and screen tone. 

Date: Wednesday 11 April 2018 (Week 7)

Venue: Japanese Studies Auditorium

One World Festival – Animation Cel Painting Workshop (in collaboration with SAMA)
Date: Wednesday 28 March 2018 (Week 5)
Venue: Northern Plaza

For further information regarding upcoming workshops, please contact Stephanie Luo:

Past Workshops:

Manga Translation Workshop Series 2017
An introduction to manga translation, geared toward undergraduate students.
Workshop 1
Date: Wednesday 16 August 2017 (Week 4)
Venue: Japanese Studies Auditorium
Workshop 2
Date: Wednesday 20 September 2017 (Week 9)
Venue: Japanese Studies Auditorium

Further Information

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
Phone: +61-3-9905-9489