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  • Renew an item
  • Order a photocopy or loan
  • Request a book purchase
  • Reserve a study room etc.
 

 

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User Guide to Kanazawa University Libraries


Library Guide for Kanazawa University Members (PDF) 

LIBRARY HOURS

Hours are subject to change, so please check the hours on our website before your visit.

As of October 1, 2017
Library NameDuring the termVacation
Central LibraryMon.-Fri.  8:45 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  Sat. and Sun.  9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Mon.-Fri. 8:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Natural Science and Technology LibraryMon.-Fri.  8:45 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Sat.  10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Mon.-Fri.  8:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Medical LibraryMon.-Fri.  8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
      Sat.  10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.(Sometimes 5:00 p.m.)
Some Sundays and holidays  10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Sat.  10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Health Science LibraryMon.-Fri.  8:45 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
 Sat. (with limitations)* 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Mon.-Fri.  8:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

All libraries are closed during the summer vacation and year-end and New Year holidays (Dec 28 - Jan 3) .
* Please ask the Health Science Library for detail.

FINDING MATERIALS

Online searches for materials in Kanazawa University can be done using OPAC Plus* on the Kanazawa University Library website.
URL : http://www1.lib.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/en/
* Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)

CIRCULATION SERVICES

University members can use their student/staff ID cards as library cards.
Please use a checkout machine, which is located near the service desk. However, if you would like to borrow/return the following materials, you must do so at the service desk:

  1. Materials with no barcode
  2. Current issues of periodicals and newspapers
  3. Non-circulating materials at each Library

The following materials can only be used within the library:

  1. Reference books
  2. Audio-visual materials
  3. The latest issues of journals

When you want to go into the stack floor (displayed as 中央図書庫,中央図雑誌,中央図○○文庫,中央図四高 on OPAC Plus) of at the Central Library, please exchange your Student Card for a Stack Permit at the service desk before entering.

Your borrowing privileges will be suspended if you have an overdue book.

LOAN PERIOD and RENEWAL

[Borrowing Period and Number of Materials]

Library NameBooksBound PeriodicalsUn-Bound PeriodicalsAudio-Visual Materials
Central Library21 days3 days3 days21 days
Total item limit: 10 items (5 items*)
Natural Science and Technology Library21 days3 days3 days21 days
Total item limit: 10 items (5 items*)
Medical Library14 days
Limit 5 items
7 days
Limit 6 items ×*
Next day
Limit 3 items ×*
7 days
Limit 2 items ×*
Health Science Library14 days
Limit 6 items
(3 items*)
7 days
Limit 3 items ×*
next day
Limit 3 items ×*
7 days
Limit 3 items ×*
×: non-circulating
*: Library card holders who are not faculty or students

[Renewal]

For renewal, please use a checkout machine. Renewal is available also at the service desk, through the Library Online Service or by telephone if you cannot come to the Library.

■ Central Library and Natural Science and Technology Library: Renewal is only allowed  twice, and possible only if no one else has reserved the book.

■ Medical Library and Health Science Library: Renewal is only allowed  once, and possible only if no one else has reserved the book.

LIBRARY ONLINE SERVICE

Use of the Library Online Service requires a Kanazawa University ID and password. Library Online Service options are as follows:

  1. User status (e.g. number of checked out books)
  2. Books on hold
  3. Inter-library loan (e.g. Photocopying order from a laboratory, other libraries ,or outside of our university)

PHOTOCOPYING

At the user's expense, library materials may be photocopied under Copyright Law. To obtain photocopies, you must fill out an "Application Form for Photocopying."

Fees: 10 yen/sheet (self-service coin-and-card-operated machine). Other fees are specified separately by the library.

REFERENCE SERVICES

1) LIBRARY USE GUIDANCE

Please ask library staff at the service desk if you have any questions about using the library.

2) MATERIAL HELD IN THE FACULTY ROOM

Material not available at each library may be able to be borrowed/photocopied from the faculty room or other libraries. You may get these materials from library staff through the Library Online Service. Fees and postage must be paid by the user.

3) REQUEST FOR LIBRARY BOOK PURCHASE

Any student of the university can make a request for the purchase of a book required for study and placed in the library.

USE OF FACILITIES AND MAKING RESERVATIONS

Library facilities (AV Hall, Group Study Room, etc.) are available for use. You can reserve these facilities through the Reservation Schedule in the Library Online Service. Services may be slightly different for facilities at each library. Please inquire at the appropriate library for details.

Kanazawa University Libraries

(URL http://library.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/) :

Central Library (North area, Kakuma campus)

     Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa 920-1192
        TEL: 076-264-5211 FAX: 076-264-5208 
        E-mail: etsuran@adm.kanazawa-u.ac.jp 

Natural Science and Technology Library (South area, Kakuma campus)

     Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa 920-1192
        TEL: 076-264-6554 FAX: 076-264-6553 
        E-mail: nst-lib@adm.kanazawa-u.ac.jp

Medical Library (Takara-machi campus)

     13-1 Takara-machi, Kanazawa 920-8640 
        TEL: 076-265-2141 FAX: 076-234-4211
        E-mail: igakusv@adm.kanazawa-u.ac.jp 

Health Sciences Library (Tsuruma campus)

     5-11-80 Kodatsuno, Kanazawa 920-0942
        TEL: 076-265-2518 FAX: 076-234-4355 
        E-mail: htosho@adm.kanazawa-u.ac.jp