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FAQ - Health Science Library


This page provides questions frequently asked by users of Health and Science Library and answers to them.
For FAQ of other libraries Central Library  |  Natural Science & Technology Library  |  Medical Library

 For internal users (KU students and staff)
 
For visitors
 For internal users and visitors
 
[1] General Library Use

Q1-1.  I would like to know the library hours and the location.

Q1-2.  Can a staff member of KU hospital use the library?

Q1-3.  Can a KU graduates use the library?

Q1-4.  Can you issue ‘library card’ to a visitor?

Q1-5.  Can I enter the library on Saturdays?

Q1-6.  Can you purchase a book which the library does not own?

[2]  Loan/Return

Q2-1. I want to extend the loan period.

Q2-2.  I missed the loan period.

Q2-3.  Can I borrow the newly arrived journals?

Q2-4.  I want to know what I borrow now.

Q2-5.  Can a visitor borrow books?

[3] Search of Materials

Q3-1.  How can I know whether a book/a journal is owned at the library?

Q3-2.  I am looking for an article. How can I find it?

Q3-3.  Where can I find the book which I searched in OPAC plus?

Q3-4.  Where can I find the journal which I searched in OPAC plus?

Q3-5.  The search result of OPAC shows words beginning with “保健.” Where can I find this book?

Q3-6.  I cannot find a bulletin of another university.

Q3-7.   I want to reserve a book which is now borrowed by someone.

[4] Photocopy

Q4-1.  Is there a photocopier in library?

Q4-2.  Where can I purchase a copy card?

[5] Order of materials not owned by library

Q5-1.  I need a book which is not in KU library.

Q5-2.  How can I obtain materials which are not in KU library?

Q5-3.  How can I receive copies or books I ordered through ILL service?

Q5-4.  Can external users order photocopy or loan of materials not in library?

[6] PCs, network, etc.

Q6-1.  What can I do in online service?

Q6-2.  I forgot my ID and password of Library Online Service.

Q6-3.  Can I search articles or dissertations?

Q6-4.  How can I read e-journals?

Q6-5.  Can I use databases and e-journals off campus?

Q6-6.  I want to print the search result.

 
[1] General Library Use
A1-1.  I would like to know the library hours and the location.

  During the term Weekdays 8:45-22:00

  During Vacation Weekdays 8:45-17:00

  We open on Saturdays from 10:00 to 17:00 during the term.

- Please check the library calendar as we temporarily close library at Year-end and New Year holidays and summer vacation.

- The library is located on the first floor of School of Health Sciences Hall 3.

IC card key is required to enter School of Health Sciences Hall 3 which the library is located in on Saturdays and after 20:00 on weekdays.


A1-2. Can a staff member of KU hospital use the library?
 Staff members of KU hospital can use the library as KU staff. The staff ID card is required to loan books.

A1-3. Can a KU graduates use the library?
 KU graduates can use the library as visitors. 

A1-4. Can you issue ‘library card’ to a visitor? 
 Please ask at the service desk, if an external user wants to loan books. We can issue library cards to a visitor if one of proof of residential address documents such as a driver’s license is displayed. You can have one at Medical Library, Central Library or Natural and Science Technology Library.

A1-5. Can I enter the library on Saturdays?
 IC card key is required to enter the School of Health Sciences Hall 3 which the library is located in on Saturdays. Only users who own one can enter the library.

A1-6. Can you purchase a book which the library does not own?
 We accept purchase request at library online service from students, if it is related to research and study.

[2] Loan/Return
A2-1. I want to extend the loan period.
 You can extend the loan period of books once only. Please bring the books and your library card and renew them at the self-borrowing machine, at the service desk or via telephone. Please note that you cannot renew journals and audio-visual materials. 

A2-2. I missed the loan period.
 Please return the materials as soon as possible. You cannot borrow any materials for the period you are late.

A2-3. Can I borrow the newly arrived journals?
 You can borrow one for one day only. Please fill in a prescribed form at the service desk.

A2-4. I want to know what I borrow now.
 You can check your status at "Lending situation" of “Library Online Service.”

A2-5. Can a visitor borrow books?
 Those who own “library card” can borrow up to three books (journals excluded) for two weeks. Please bring one of proof of residential address documents such as a driver’s license to have a library card.

[3] Search of Materials
A3-1. How can I know whether a book/a journal is owned at the library?
 You can search for a book or a journal at OPAC plus by the title or the author of it.

A3-2. I am looking for an article. How can I find it?
 Please use OPAC Plus if you look for an article in a book. You can use database to find one in a journal.

A3-3. Where can I find the book which I searched in OPAC Plus? 
 Please see the holding in the search result of OPAC. If it is indicated as “保健図書室” ,the book is owned in Health Science Library. Books are arranged by the classification order shown in the search result of OPAC. The classification number is shown on the back label of a book. 

A3-4. Where can I find the journal which I searched in OPAC plus? 
 Please see the holding in the search result of OPAC. If the holding of the journal is “保健図書室” ,it is owned in Health Science Library. Journals are arranged by year.

A3-5. The search result of OPAC shows the words beginning with “保健.” Where can I find this book? 
 “保健看護” and “保健放射” mean books owned by a laboratory. Please ask at the service desk.
 “保健看護” and “保健放射” mean books owned by a laboratory. We are afraid visitors cannot use them.

A3-6. I cannot find a bulletin of another university.
 Bulletins of other universities are located in the back of compact shelves.

A3-7. I want to reserve a book which is now borrowed by someone else.
You can make a reservation at the search result of OPAC plus. Please submit “reserve” and input your ID and password which you use for Library Online Service to complete reservation.

[4] Photocopy
A4-1. Is there a photocopier in library?
 There are two photocopiers which accept University COOP copy cards. We accept photocopy request in case the number of copies is small. (KU members; 20 Yen/1 sheet, Non KU members; 35/1 sheet)

A4-2. Where can I purchase a copy card?
Copy cards are available at the university coop. 50 time copies cost 500 yen. Please buy one at the university coop on the second floor of School of Health Sciences Welfare Facilities.
 
[5] Order of materials which are not owned by library
A5-1. I need a book which is not owned by KU library.
 You can request photocopy or loan of materials which are owned by other libraries.
You need to pay from 35 to 50 yen per one copy and postage (one way for photocopy and two ways for loan.)

A5-2. How can I obtain materials which are not in KU library?
 Please login to "Library Online Service" with Kanazawa University ID and order at "Article/Book Request thru Inter-library Loan."

A5-3. How can I receive copies or books I ordered through ILL service? 
 Please find a notice which your name and price is written on at the board beside the entrance of library, and come to the service desk with exact change.

A5-4. Can external users order photocopy or loan of materials not in library? 
 We are afraid we cannot accept ILL order from external users.


[6] PCs, network, etc.
A6-1. What can I do in online service?
 You can use services such as “Check Status”, “Article/Book Request thru Inter-library Loan” and “Book Request.”

A6-2. I forgot my ID and password of Library Online Service. 
 Please use your Kanazawa University ID and password for Library Online Service. Password can be re-issued at Acanthus portal.

A6-3. Can I search articles or dissertations?
 You can use three PCs in library for searching articles. (Network ID and password is needed.) You can use databases such as ICHUSHI web, CiNii, Scoupus, etc. on PCs connected to university network.
 Please ask us at the service desk to use databases.

A6-4. How can I read e-journals?
 Please follow the link shown in the search result of OPAC plus.
 Please ask us at the service desk.

A6-5. Can I use databases and e-journals off campus? 
 Some of e-materials can be used through VPN. Please see below for details.
http://library.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/index.php?page_id=24#_30

A6-6. I want to print the search result. 
  You can print out the search result through the Acanthus printing system on PCs. They are outside the library. Charged Student IC Card or Staff Card is necessary for using the printing system.