The University Library consists of the Central Library (main picture), North Library (secondary pictures) and departmental libraries that contain specialized books in different fields.

Student IDs must be presented when using the Central or North Library. When entering a reading room, insert your student ID in the card reader at the entrance. Books, magazines, newspapers and other materials on the shelves of open stack rooms can be read freely. If you want to read a book in the closed stack room of the North Library, you can enter by following the necessary procedures at the counter. As students cannot enter the closed stack room of the Central Library, apply at the counter by filling in the Library Material Request Form.

Books in open stack rooms can be borrowed by using the self-checkout machines. Books in closed stack rooms can be borrowed by presenting your student ID and following the necessary procedure at the counter.

The University Library is open almost every day, including Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year. It is open until 10:00 p.m. on days when there are classes. Students are encouraged to make the most of the library as a central part of their campus life.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, wish to read books related to your lectures and assignments, or have any questions or inquiries about books and information, ask the staff at the counter. Approximately 90% of the 3.8 million books in the library can be searched by accessing the library catalog (OPAC) from PCs within and outside of the university. Ask at the counter about materials that are not in the University Library as they may be obtained from other universities. If there are any materials that you want the library to purchase, submit an application by filling in the Book Purchase Application Form available at the library or the Book Purchase Request Form on the library website.

The University Library also has dictionaries, bibliographies and other materials necessary for leaning. Feel free to ask at the counter about how to use these materials, to find books and magazines and to use databases on which magazine articles and other information can be found. Guidance for new students and various workshops are also offered, and which students are encouraged to participate in. Announcements regarding such events are posted in the Library and on its website.

Student Borrowing Rights
Undergraduate Up to eight books from the reading room (and five books from the stack room) may be checked out for a period of up to fifteen days.
Graduate Up to eight books from the reading room may be checked out for a period of up to fifteen days, and forty-five books from the stack room for up to sixty days.

A variety of books related to Japan in the natural sciences, social sciences, business, traditional culture, etc., are available on the third floor of the North Library.

For detailed information on catalogs, opening hours, and library usage, please consult the website. Although in Japanese, they also have a great Facebook page.

Updated on   April 13, 2013