The Iwate University library boasts a collection of approximately 850,000 books. The library, which is utilized by the community as a whole, is open on weekends as well and is a site of intellectual dialogue for students, business people, and regional residents. The library has a gallery and a refreshment corner, and is characterized by lots of open space.
Students come here to buy books/documents, stationery, snacks, and everyday necessities. There are also ATMs, ticket agencies, and an office that offers assistance with apartment-hunting and with registering for various types of insurance.
Iwate University has three cafeterias: "Central Cafeteria," "Faculty of Science and Engineering Cafeteria (BREDO)," and "Faculty of Agriculture Cafeteria." These cafeterias serve as student hang-out spots, with students going there between classes and after sports practice to eat meals, study, do club activities, host concerts, etc. Each of the three cafeterias has something unique to recommend. The menu items change monthly with the seasons, and there are fun events; so make sure to check them out!
The Central Cafeteria opens at 8:00AM on weekdays. The "yakitate pan (fresh-baked bread)" made at the cafeteria is particularly popular!
The Faculty of Science and Engineering Cafeteria boasts hearty meals with large portions, like the "ramen set" or the "stamina meal set."
The Faculty of Agriculture Cafeteria, surrounded by nature, is known for their "one-coin meals" (items under 500 yen). There is also a terrace that is open in the summer.