Research Facilities18LibraryThe four-story library was opened in April 1992. Construction began in 1989 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Nihon University. The vast collection includes some 290,000 books and 4,000 academic journals, mainly relating to agriculture and veterinary medicine. It has 832 reading seats and is open from 9:00 to 21:00 on weekdays and 9:00 to 18:00 on Saturdays. The library is also in possession of a number of valuable works, including 699 volumes of “A Collection of Rare Books of Agriculture in Great Britain (1700-1819)”.Animal Medical Center (ANMEC)The ANMEC, one of the biggest veterinary teaching hospitals in Japan, consists of 17 departments that specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of cats and dogs. To meet the demands of practicing veterinarians, this facility is fully equipped with cutting-edge computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diagnostic ultrasound, and radiation therapy devices. The ANMEC takes great care in producing a curriculum that allows a large number of students to directly experience actual medical examinations in actual treatment settings. In addition, the ANMEC is utilized widely for continuing education of regional veterinary practitioners and animal health technicians.