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FAQ - Medical Library

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This is a collection of questions often asked by users of the Medical Library.

See below for FAQs of other libraries:

Central Library | Natural Science and Technology Library | Health Science Library

Information for persons affiliated with the university (students, faculty and staff members, etc.)Information for members of the general publicInformation for persons affiliated with the university and members of the general public

[1] General Library Use

Q1-1. I would like to know the open days and hours.
Q1-2. I do not belong to Kanazawa University, but can I access to the library?
Q1-3. Are food and beverages allowed in the library?

[2] Where to Find Materials

Q2-1. I do not know where to find the materials I want.
Q2-2. Does the library have newspapers?
Q2-3. A book that I want to read is held by a research lab. Can I borrow it? 
Q2-4. Can I go into the stacks?

[3] Borrowing, renewals, and returns

Q3-1. How many books can I check out?
Q3-2. Can I check out magazines and periodicals?
Q3-3. How can I renew a book? A book I have is due back today, but I forgot to bring it to the library.
Q3-4. Can I return a book I borrowed to a different library?
Q3-5. Can I return books at night or on days when the library is closed?

[4] Copying Materials

Q4-1. Are there any photocopiers in the library?
Q4-2. Why do I have to fill out  a copy request form? 


[1] General Library Use
A1-1. I would like to know the open days and hours. 
 Our open hours are as follows: 
Mondays to Fridays8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Saturdays10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sundays and HolidaysClosed
  For more information, please see the calendar on the Medical Library website.

A1-2. I do not belong to Kanazawa University, but can I access to the library? 
 The library is open to everyone who wishes to read books and other materials. 
You do not need to show a student ID or other ID to enter the library, but if you are not affiliated with Kanazawa University, please fill out an External User Reception Sheet when you enter.
■Please note that a library card is necessary to borrow materials. 
You can obtain a library card if you are an alumnus of the university, a former faculty member, a resident of one of the three Hokuriku prefectures, or if you work or study in the Ishikawa Prefecture. Registration and card issuance are performed at the service desk. 
You need to present proof of residence (such as a driver's license).
Library cards issued to members of the general public are valid for the current academic year. 
The same card will be used when renewing, so please bring it along with proof of residence.

A1-3. Are food and beverages allowed in the library? 
 Eating is prohibited in the library. However, you are allowed to bring a beverage in a container with a lid. Cans and paper cartons that cannot be sealed are not permitted.

[2] Where to Find Materials
Q2-1. I do not know where to find the materials I want. 
 A diagram of the library layout is provided here.

The location of materials depends on the type of materials.
Please see "Search Collection" on the following page about locations on the OPAC search result page.
"Medical Library User Guide"

Q2-2. Does the library have newspapers?
 Today's newspapers are located in the Book Lounge.
Newspapers for the current and previous month are located in this room.
Earlier newspapers are not preserved. You are encouraged to use reduced-size editions of earlier newspapers located in the Central Library.

Q2-3. A book that I want to read is held by a research lab. Can I borrow it?
Persons at the Takara-machi-Tsuruma Campus: You will be able to borrow materials directly from research labs and medical staff offices. If you do not know where a certain item is located, please ask the library staff.

Persons at the Kakuma campus: Materials can be copied or borrowed. Please inquire at the Central Library or the Natural Science and Technology Library for detailed information.

Persons not affiliated with the university cannot use materials located in research labs. We appreciate your understanding.

Q2-4. Can I go into the stacks?
You can enter the third and the fourth stacks. 
 Some parts of the third stack are not allowed to enter due to maintenance. 


[3] Borrowing, renewals, and returns
Q3-1. How many books can I check out?
 Borrowing periods and the number of items are shown below.
ItemsLimitPeriod
Books5 items 14 days
Bound periodicals6 items  7 days
Unbound periodicals   3 items Next day
DVDs2 items  7 days

Persons not affiliated with the university can only check out only books.
BooksLimitPeriod
Books  5 items 14 days
 

Q3-2. Can I check out magazines and periodicals?
 Unbound periodicals in the Medical Library can be checked out at the service desk. Please fill out a Loan Request form.


 Persons not affiliated with the university cannot check out periodicals. Please make a photocopy of periodicals that you wish to read.

Q3-3. How can I renew a book? A book I have is due back today, but I forgot to bring it to the library. 
 Please login to "Library Online Service" at the library website (using your Kanazawa University ID and password) and renew items that you checked out through "Confirm" in "Lending and reservation." [→Details]
If someone else has reserved the book or the material is classified as a journal, you cannot renew it. And also, you cannot renew overdue material. If this is the case, please return it promptly.

 You can renew materials by visiting the library in person or by calling 076-265-2141 during open hours.
If someone else has reserved the material, you cannot renew it. And also, you cannot renew overdue material. If this is the case, please return it promptly.

Q3-4. Can I return a book I borrowed to a different library?
 You can return materials at the Central Library, Natural Science and Technology Library, or the Health Science Library.

Q3-5. Can I return books at night or on days when the library is closed?
 You can return materials at the book return box outside the entrance. 
The following items should be returned directly to the service desk.
・Books with CD attachments
・DVDs 
・Unbound periodicals 

[4] Copying Materials
Q4-1. Are there any photocopiers in the library?
 There are two photocopiers in the library. One of them is a color copier and accepts Student Co-op copy cards only. The other is a coin-operated copier capable of handling 1,000-yen bills.
Student Co-op copy cards are not sold at the library. Please purchase the prepaid cards at the Kanazawa University Co-op (Seiyo) service counter on the second floor of the Welfare Facility building. Please see building no. 26 on the Takara-machi Campus map (PDF).

Q4-2. Why do I have to fill out a copy request form?
 You will need to obtain permission to copy other people's academic papers, articles, and the like. According to the Copyright Law, this procedure (submitting a copy request form at a library) allows you to make a copy of an item without obtaining permission from its author. However, you will still need to obtain permission from the author to copy entire pages or unpublished materials.