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Opening Hours

As different opening hours may apply depending on the event or facility, feel free to contact us if you are planning to visit.

smt opening time

7th floor
Inquiries: 9:00AM-9:00PM

5th/6th floor
gallery3300/4200: 10:00AM-7:00PM

3rd/4th floor
Sendai Shimin Library (including the 2nd-floor Children's Library on):
9:30AM-8:00PM (9:30AM-6:00PM on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)

2nd floor
Inquiries for people with vision and hearing impairments
9:30AM-8:00PM (9:30AM-6:00PM on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)
Inquiries concerning audio-visual activities/material
9:30AM-8:00PM (9:30AM-6:00PM on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)

1st floor
Information Counter: 9:00AM-9:00PM
Cafe: 10:00AM-9:30PM (last order 9:00PM)
Shop: 10:00AM-8:00PM

Internet Connection

Free Wi-Fi connection is available on the 2nd, a part of 3rd and 7th floors via SENDAI free Wi-Fi. For details, please look here.

Basement floor

Parking: 9:00AM-10:15PM

Parking fees
¥200 for up to 1 hour
¥400 for up to 2 hours
¥150 for each additional 1/2 hour over 2 hours


sendai mediatheque is closed between December 29 and January 3, and once a month (the 4th Thursday of every month from January to November) for maintenance.

The Sendai Shimin Library is closed on Mondays (except for national holidays) and days following national holidays. There is also a regular day for stack-checking and readjustment of books, as well as New-Year's holidays (December 28 to January 4) and a special period for stack-checking and rearrangement of books.

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