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Gordon Hirabayashi Library at EJCA

EJCA ゴードン・ヒラバヤシ 図書館

Borrow books and DVDs

Come in to view the collection and borrow items.

The EJCA Hirabayashi Library is open on:

  • Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sundays (February and March) 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Volunteers will be there to greet you and offer assistance.

Items can also be reserved online by sending an email to:



EJCA ゴードン・ヒラバヤシ 図書館の開館予定日時は以下の通りです。

  • 火曜日の午後2-4時
  • 日曜日の午後2-4時(2-3月)


書 籍やビデオなどをオンライン上でも予約できます。 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” and title. 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 provide your name, email address, phone number and confirmation that you have paid your EJCA membership for the current year.

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
either contacting the centre manager to arrange a date and time,
or on Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(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, please sign out no more than 6 items and return those 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. Eメールにおいて本、ビデオのコール番号とタイトルを使って予約できます。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. Eメールには氏名、メールのアドレス、電話番号、今年度のEJCAの会員費を支払い済み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。またそのリストをEメールで送ります。

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 電話をしてくれれば館内にいるものがドアを開けます。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。更新する場合は一旦借り た本、ビデオを返却してから更新して下さい。

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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