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Gordon Hirabayashi Library at EJCA

EJCA ゴードン・ヒラバヤシ 図書館

The library volunteers will be taking a break from Tuesday June 7th, returning on Tuesday July 12th. You can still visit the library during the Centre Manager's regular office hours to browse and borrow items from the library or return items to the "return bin" that is kept in the library!

Borrow books and DVDs

Come in to view the collection and borrow items!

The EJCA Hirabayashi Library will be open on select days.

Please view the Calendar for current service hours. 

Volunteers will be there to greet you in our reorganized library.

New items are waiting for you and more will be coming in the
next months.

With the COVID restrictions being lifted, there is no need to
book an appointment to come in but we ask that you keep
yourself and others safe by sanitizing your hands and wearing
a mask.

Items can still be reserved online by sending an email to



EJCA ゴードン・ヒラバヤシ 図書館は特定の日に開館します。




予約したい書 籍名などをご記入の上、 library@ejca.org 宛にE メールを送って下 さい。

Reserve and Pick-Up

1. View the collection online: https://www.librarycat.org/lib/EJCALibrary
Instructions on how to navigate the system: Library system navigation.pdf

2. Email the list of items requested by the “Call Number”. Please note that “available” just means that we have the item in the collection but it may not be available in the library (i.e. someone else has borrowed it).

3. In your email, please give your name, email address, phone number, and confirmation that you are a 2020 EJCA member.

4. Every Tuesday, volunteers will package the items you requested and will email a list of the items that are being held for you. They will fill out the borrowing form for you.

5. Items will be available for pick up during the centre manager’s office hours:

  • Monday   9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday  9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

However, please contact the centre manager to arrange a date and time that you will arrive. 

On the borrowing form, fill in the date that you picked up your items and leave the form with the centre manager.

Library items can be returned during office hours by contacting the centre manager to arrange a date and time.

(please check the Calendar)

Please ring the doorbell, located on the left-hand side of the double door. If there is no answer, please call the office at 780-466-8166 and someone will let you in. In order to be fair to all members, borrowers are asked to sign out a limit of 6 items and to return items before borrowing again.


1. 本やビデオをオンラインで検索する https://www.librarycat.org/lib/EJCALibrary  検索方法はここにあります Library system navigation.pdf

2. 電子メールで本、ビデオのコール番号を使って予約する。カタログ にAvailableと書いてあるのは、この本、ビデオを図書館が保有し ているということで、貸し出し中のこともあります。

3. 電子メールには氏名、電子メールのアドレス、電話番号、2020年 度EJCAの会員であることを明記してください。

4. 毎週火曜日に図書館ボランティアが予約の本、ビデオをパッケー ジにひとまとめにして、貸し出し簿を記載します。

5. 予約された書籍等は管理人オフィスが開いている時間にピックアップできます:

  • 月曜日 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • 水曜日 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • 金曜日 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.





EJCAセンターに到着したら入口のドアーの左にあるドアーベル を押してください。もし誰も玄関に来ないときは780-466-8166に 電話をしてください。

多くのEJCA会員が図書館を利用できるように、会員一人(個人または 家族)が一度に借りられる本、ビデオは合わせて 6冊に限ります。借り た本、ビデオを返してから新しい本、ビデオを借ります。本、ビデオの返 却方法は図書・ビデオ返却キャンペーンと同じです。

Vision: Increase access to knowledge of various aspects of Japan, Japanese-Canadians, and Japan-Canada relations. Create a space that welcomes exploration, reflection, and sharing.

Mission: Collect and share information in Japanese and English about Japan, Japanese culture, Japanese-Canadians, and Japan-Canada relations to support EJCA club activities and for the general interest of members.



Susan Carnahan, wife of Gordon Hirabayashi, at the library.

Edmonton Japanese Community Association
6750 88 Street NWEdmonton, Alberta T6E 5H6

780-466-8166 / office@ejca.org
日本語メール: nihongo@ejca.org

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Office hours

Monday: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Friday: 3:30 pm–6:30 pm

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