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Hours vary according to whether it is a weekday or weekend, or whether classes are being held. Refer to the Central Library calendar.
See the table below. Loan periods are extended during the summer break and other long vacations. Any changes to this policy will be posted inside the library and/or on our library website.
|User||Maximum number||Loan period|
|Undergraduate students||10||15 days|
|Graduate students, researchers, staff||20||1 month|
|General public (B members)||3||15 days|
You will not be able to borrow any more items for the number of days an item is overdue. Please return library items on time.
Bring the books, together with your student card or library card, to the third floor circulation counter (main counter). You can also use the automated checkout stations to check out the books yourself.
You can extend the due date on any borrowed item during the loan period by bringing it to the third floor circulation counter (main counter), together with your student card or library card. You can also renew checked out items either via mobile phone or PC.
Log into the My Library page to renew items.
Check availability using the OPAC system. If the "Status" column of the search result is blank, this means that you can check out the book. Note that the Central Library does not necessarily have textbooks for all of the lectures offered at the university.
No. Journals can be only viewed in the library.
You can put items on hold online via OPAC. After you have searched for and found the item(s) you are interested in, open the Book Details screen and click the "Reserve" icon on the right end of the Book Details table. You may also place a hold on a book via the third floor circulation counter (main counter).
From the Central Library website, access OPAC to find out the books' locations. You can also do this via your mobile phone.
You cannot access Bachelor's or Master's theses from the Central Library. Ph.D. dissertations can be viewed either inside the library (you cannot check out dissertations) or by accessing the repository site. Please note some dissertations cannot be accessed due to copyright reasons. Ask for details at the help counters on the third or fourth floor.
The entry gate is on the third floor. Use your student card (or library card) and come in through the entrance gate.
There is no charge to view or check out books from the library; however, there may be charges if you need to make a photocopy or send for books or copies via the interlibrary loan service.
For details, refer to the Central Library website or contact the help counter on the third or fourth floor.
Yes, you can. Use the KUDOS Print compatible PCs on the third floor.
There is a service elevator only. If you find it difficult to use the stairs, contact library staff at the counters.
You can use Wi-Fi on parts of the third, fourth, and fifth floors, as well as in the branch libraries. Wi-Fi access is possible by logging onto the network with your academic user ID and password.
You are requested not to talk on your mobile phone inside the library. Please turn off your phone or turn off its ringer.
Yes. You may use the group reading room on the fifth floor.
Yes. Go to the help counter on the third or fourth floor or refer to the Inquiries page of the library website.
For details, please see the Getting Advice section of the library website.
If you receive a password error message, there are two possibilities:
If the problem persists, consult the library staff at the help counter on the third or fourth floor.
Yes. See the Inquiries page on the library website. Please note that we might not be able to answer every question.
Yes, if you are an undergraduate student, graduate student, or full-time faculty or staff member. Refer to the Databases (off-campus use) page of the library website.
If you are a full-time student, you can, but you will need to apply by contacting the Correspondence Division Administrative Office. For details, refer to "Check These Items before Use" on the Databases (off-campus use) page on the library website.
It usually takes 2–3 days but it may take longer over weekends, public holidays, or long breaks, or if there is some disruption in traffic due to accidents or bad weather. We do not charge for items ordered from libraries on other Kindai campuses; however, if you are sending for a photocopy of the item, we ask you to pay 10 yen per photocopied page.
You may, but we will need to contact the libraries you want to visit and prepare a letter of introduction. Please apply in person at the interlibrary loan counter on the third floor. You can request photocopied copies of papers or borrow actual books from other university libraries.
For details, refer to the Interlibrary Loan Services page on the library website.
Yes, to get your library card issued, come to the reception counter on the third floor with the relevant paperwork.
For details, refer to the Alumni section of the For Alumni and Visitors page on the library website.
Yes, you are entitled to borrow up to five books for 15 days at a time.
Loan periods are extended during summer break and other long vacations. Any changes to this policy will be posted inside the library and/or on our library website.
You can only use the type B free-access PCs on the third floor. Please apply at the third floor circulation counter (main counter).