New Kindai University library aims to lure manga lovers to academic works

(26 March 2017, Osaka) A university in western Japan will open a library next month that has an unusually large proportion of manga in its collection, school officials say.

The two-story Biblio Theater library at Kindai University in Osaka Prefecture is expected to have around 70,000 books, with about 22,000 manga sharing company with Japanese classics and newly published volumes.

The university hopes to draw the attention of manga lovers to more academic works that will be displayed alongside the comic books when it opens on April 6.

The Japan Times has the story.