Print Catalogues of Selected Resources
Printable catalogues are available to compliment our online web catalogue.
Video Recordings (in VHS and DVD)
The library has a collection of almost 1000 video recordings on either VHS or DVD. Almost 300 of these are movies or series (both animated and non-animated). Most titles are available for loan.

For the purposes of classroom use, the first two catalogues are recommended as they contain detailed content summaries and classification rating information. In addition to classification, it is advisable to screen all video material prior to usage.
Detailed catalogue of Japanese culture and language programs by subject
(3rd September 2014 updated. 1.5MB)
Detailed catalogue of feature films and anime series
(3rd September 2014 updated. 1.3MB)
Alphabetical list of all videos by title
(3rd September 2014 updated. 1.1MB)
Japanese Language Proficiency Test Materials
The library has the largest collection of JLPT past papers and reference books in Australia.
The collection includes reprints of past papers since the 1990 test published yearly by Bonjinsha. These past papers from each year are available as kits containing a CD or cassette tape for the listening comprehension section. Each kit is counted as one item for loan purposes.
JLPT books collection at the Library
(25th October 2013 updated)
NSW HSC Drama Curriculum

From 2015-2017, Japanese Theatre will feature as an elective in the NSW HSC Drama curriculum. Attached are lists of DVDs and books in the Japan Foundation, Sydney Library on topics included in this elective – specifically, Bunraku, Kabuki, Noh and the Suzuki method of acting.

Japanese Theatre – Book List (PDF/0.5MB)
Japanese Theatre – DVD List (PDF/0.5MB)
HSC Drama Course Prescriptions, 2015-2017 (PDF/0.2MB; Board of Studies N.S.W. site)
Japanese Film Festival: Book List
The library recently acquired many books on Japanese Film Festival 2013, mostly the original novels which were adapted into the films screened at the Festival.
All the titles on the list are available for loan.
Books on the Japanese Film Festival 2013
(3rd December 2013 added. 449kb)
Books on the Japanese Film Festival 2011 (788kb)
Any enquiries please call Ph: (02) 8239 0011 or email.