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User's Guide to Kanazawa University Libraries


Library Guide for Kanazawa University Members (PDF) 

LIBRARY HOURS

As we scheduled irregularly at some particular periods, you can check our opening hour/day on our site.

As of October 1st, 2017
Library NameDuring the termVacation
Central LibraryMon.-Fri. 8:45-22:00
  Sat. & Sun. 9:00-17:00
Mon.-Fri. 8:45-17:00
Natural Science & Technology LibraryMon.-Fri. 8:45-22:00
Sat.       10:00-17:00
Mon.-Fri. 8:45-17:00
Medical LibraryMon.-Fri. 8:30-22:00
      Sat.  10:00-16:00(17:00)*
Mon.-Fri. 8:30-22:00
Sat.     10:00-16:00

Health Science LibraryMon.-Fri. 8:45-22:00
 Sat.(with limitations)**
10:00-17:00
Mon.-Fri. 8:45-17:00

All libraries are closed during summer holidays and Year-end & New Year holidays (Dec 28th—Jan 3rd) .
* opened on some Sundays and holidays.
** Please ask the Health Science Library in detail.

FINDING MATERIALS

The online search for the materials in Kanazawa University can be done by OPAC Plus* through the Kanazawa University Library Website.
URL : http://www1.lib.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/en/
* Online Public Access Catalog (in short OPAC)

CIRCULATION SERVICES

University members can use their own student/staff ID cards as library cards.
Please use a self-service machine close to the service desk. But if you would like to borrow/return the following materials, you must do so at the circulation desk:

  1. Materials not pasted with barcode label
  2. Current issues of periodicals & newspapers
  3. Additionally, non-circulating materials of each Library

Following materials can be used only within the library:

  1. Reference Books
  2. Audio-visual Materials
  3. Latest issue 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 the OPAC Plus) of Central Library, please exchange your Student Card for the Stack Permit at the circulation desk and then go into it.

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

LOAN PERIOD and RENEWAL

[Borrowing Period & Number of Materials]

Library NameBooksBound PeriodicalsUn-Bound PeriodicalsAudio-Visual Materials
Central Library21 days3 days3 days21 days
Each material in total: 10 items(5 items *)
Natural Science & Technology Library21 days3 days3 days21 days
Each material in total: 10 items(5 items *)
Medical Library14 days
5 items
7 days
6 items (× *)
next day
3 items (× *)
7 days
2 items (× *)
Health Science Library14 days
6 items
(3 items *)
7 days
3 items (× *)
next day
3 items (× *)
7 days
3 items (× *)
×: non-circulating.
* In the case of General users.

[Renewal]

For renewal, please use self-service machine. It is available at the service desk, Library Online Service  or by telephone if you cannot come to the Library.

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

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

LIBRARY WEB REQUESTS

When you use the library online requests, you need Kanazawa University ID and the Password. You can use Library Web Requests by yourself as follows:

  1. What’s User's Status? (ex. Borrowing Books Numbers)
  2. Library Reservations for Borrowing Books
  3. Inter-library Loan (ex. Photocopying Order inside of laboratory room, other libraries or outside of our University)

PHOTOCOPYING

At the user's expense, library materials may be photocopied under the Copyright Law. Users who want to get photocopies have to fill out an "Application Form for Photocopying".

Fees: 10 yen/sheet (self-services coin-&-card-operated machine). Other fees may be separately charged.

REFERENCE SERVICES

1) GUIDANCE FOR USE OF THE LIBRARY

Please ask each library staff at the service desk at ease if you have any questions in using the library.

2) MATERIAL HOLDED IN FACULTY ROOM

Even material not available at each library may be able to be borrowed/photocopied from faculty room or other libraries. You may get your materials via library staff from the Web Requests on the Library Website. Fees and postages must be paid by users.

3) REQUEST FOR THE PURCHASE

Any students of the University can make a request for the purchase of a book required for study.

USE OF FACILITIES AND MAKING RESERVATIONS

Library facilities (AV Hall, Group Study Room, etc.) are available. You can reserve from the Reservations Schedule on the Library Website. Services might be slightly different from the use condition for each library. Please inquire at each 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 & 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