For Faculty and Staff
Let's look at the services available to faculty and staff of the main campus of Kindai University. Application forms for these services can be downloaded.
Requesting My Library Services
In addition to existing services such as placing holds on books online and renewing materials, My Library now offers services such as alerts and custom links.
Apply for My Library at the third floor main counter.
Application process for the purchase of desired books, Requests to Move Library Books to Research Room
You can download request forms for these. After approval from your budget section, submit the application form to the Central Library.
- There is a new application form as of May 2015. Please use this new form.
Book Purchase Request (revised May 2015)
Audiovisual Material Purchase Request (revised May 2015)
Continuing Book Purchase Request (revised May 2015)
Continuing Book/Material Cancellation Request (revised May 2015)
High-Priced Book Purchase Request (revised May 2015)
Overlap Book Purchase Request (revised May 2015)
Request to Move Library Books to Research Room (revised May 2015)
- Library books can be moved only to pre-registered locations. Check with your faculty for these locations.
Book Recommendation for Students
In this system, you can request the Central Library to purchase books that are appropriate and recommended for the student’s study purposes.
You can apply through “My Library”.
Please be reminded to use the designated book purchase form if you would like to purchase recommend books related to lectures conducted at faculties and graduate schools.
Library Workshops for Your Students
At your request, library staff will lead workshops for your introductory-seminar students and other seminar classes that teach students all about the Central Library, such as what facilities there are and how to use the various materials and databases.
There are two types of workshops: (1) Orientations and (2) workshops by request.
For these orientations, you can use a session of an introductory-level seminar to bring students to the Central Library for instruction. There are two types of this orientation. For details of each type, inquire when you apply.
How to Apply
On the application form, fill in the applicant's name, university department, contact information, desired date and time, number of students, and topics of interest, and submit the application form at least two weeks before the desired date to the help counter on the third floor of the Central Library.
Hours: 9:00–17:00 (Mon.–Fri.)
- Faculty members must accompany their students to library orientations.
A. Basic orientation (mandatory for first-time seminars)
Content: Introduction to the Central Library (video) and library website, introduction to OPAC and basic practice using it
Duration: 40 minutes
- You can also request a library tour, for a total orientation time of 80 minutes.
B. Practical orientation
Content: Practice using OPAC, explanation of databases and practice using them
Duration: 80 minutes
Introductory-Seminar Orientation Application Form
2. Workshops by Request
In a workshop by request, a faculty member's seminar class, or a self-formed group of students, can request a custom-made workshop that meets their specific needs.
We can put together a workshop in response to any number of requests for specialized instruction; for example, how to search materials, how to search databases, or how to find resources on a particular topic.
As long as there is a group of three or more people, library staff can organize a workshop on a requested topic and at a requested time. Becoming proficient at searching through materials will be immensely helpful in students' studies and research.
How to Apply
On the application form, fill in the applicant's name (faculty member or student), university department, contact information, desired date and time, number of students, and topics of interest, and submit the application form at least two weeks before the desired date to the help counter on the third floor of the Central Library.
Hours: 9:00–17:00 (Mon.–Fri.)
- The library will begin receiving applications on Monday, May 9, 2016.
Requesting and Checking Out Books at the Literature, Arts, and Cultural Studies Branch Library
Inquire at the Literature, Arts, and Cultural Studies Branch Library if you wish to request, check out, read, or return books that are in the stacks at the Central Library or the Higashiosaka Campus.
General books, reference books available to check out, magazines (except the latest editions), bound magazines, audiovisual materials
How to Request
On an In-Library Reading Request Form (available in the Literature, Arts, and Cultural Studies Branch Library), fill in the call number, book title, and document ID, and submit it to the counter at the Literature, Arts, and Cultural Studies Branch Library. This form can also be downloaded.
How You Will Be Contacted
You will be contacted by email or phone when the requested material is ready.
When You Will Receive the Material
Depending on the time of your request, you may not receive the material until the next day the library is open.
If you make your request in the morning, you will receive it that same day.
If you make your request in the afternoon, you will receive it the next day the library is open.
You can check out materials from the Central Library (with the exception of certain materials).
Materials that can only be copied or read inside the library can be used inside the Literature, Arts, and Cultural Studies Branch Library.
You can return materials, including those checked out at the Central Library, to the Literature, Arts, and Cultural Studies Branch Library.
Checkout and Returns Location
Literature, Arts, and Cultural Studies Branch Library (first floor of Building A on Campus E)
Saturday, 9:00–13:00 (during branch library opening hours only)
- Certain materials may take time to procure or may not be available at all. If you are in a hurry, inquire at the Central Library.
- You cannot pick up items you have put on hold or borrowed via interlibrary loan or items placed outside the Central Library at the Literature, Arts, and Cultural Studies Branch Library. Please come to the third floor of the Central Library.
Paying with Research Expenses
Faculty members can deduct library photocopying fees from their research expenses.
If you wish to do so, ask for a receipt when you pay for photocopying at the third floor main counter of the Central Library.
Application for Permission to Use the Central Library
People affiliated with Kindai University as research supporters (senior engineers, senior scientists, etc.) can receive a library card for the Central Library. Download the application form to apply for this library card.
Who Can Apply for a Library Card
People affiliated with Kindai University as research supporters (senior engineers, senior scientists, etc.)
- The faculty member should fill in the application form and submit it to administration on the second floor of the Central Library.
See the sample for how to fill in the form.
When retiring from your position at the university, follow the procedure described below at Library General Affairs, Administration, Central Library. People who are being rehired by Kindai University can carry this out after their rehiring term is over.
People who wish to do the paperwork as early as possible can do so starting one year before retirement.
- Please inquire about doing the procedure earlier before retirement or about returning books.
Books Purchased with Research Expenses
All books purchased with research expenses must be returned to Kindai University. (This applies to books costing ¥1,000 or more up to 1990, books costing ¥2,000 or more between 1991 and 2000, and books costing ¥3,000 or more from 2001 onwards.)
Retiring from the university means your name must be removed from the university register. So please return any books to Kindai University.
Books Purchased with Kindai University Grants
All books purchased with Kindai University grants must be returned to Kindai University. Please return all of these to the university upon retirement. Inform the Central Library if you have any such books.
Books Purchased with Research Expenses Such As Scientific Research Grants
Inform the Central Library if you have books that were inspected and approved at the Central Library.
Returning University Cards
Please return any of the following cards in your possession.
- Library card
- Science and Engineering Branch Library door unlock card
- People retiring at mandatory retirement age (including early retirees) can still use the Central Library.
People who wish to do so should inquire at the third floor counter of the Central Library.
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