The original holdings were collected when the Institute was an incorporated foundation. These have been augmented by purchase, exchange, and donation since it was transferred to Kanagawa University and currently number approximately 90,000 titles. Private collections include the Teizo Iyanaga ancient Japanese history collection and the Takeharu Kawaoka and Noboru Miyata folklore studies collections. The library holdings of Shibusawa Foundation for Ethnological Studies (Minzokugaku Shinko Kai) were also transferred to the Institute when it was dissolved.
The total collections cover the elds of local history, folklore studies, ethnology, history of shing, and history of traditional technology. These can be searched and accessed on the Kanagawa University Library OPAC.
Institute for the Study of Japanese Folk Culture