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Learning Commons - Central Library


Learning commons provide spaces for group study and various learning activities using materials in the library and computers. Talking is allowed in this area.

You can use this area for...
  • group study
  • lecture or briefing sessions on learning, education, and research
  • lecture on searching resources and resources at the library
  • classes and seminars, etc.
You can move desks and chairs in each space and can use a whiteboard and projector freely.

Activities like those below are prohibited.
   ■ solicitation, fundraising, and sales
   ■ loud conversations
   ■ eating and drinking (a drink with lid is allowed)
   ■ disturbing others
Please see 金沢大学附属図書館ラーニング・コモンズ利用内規 (in Japanese) for details.

Book LoungeSecond floor

中央図書館ブックラウンジの写真
  • The Book Lounge is a communication space near the entrance to the Central Library.
  • Honwa Café serves coffee in this area. (Details here in Japanese)
<<Equipment>>
112 chairs, a projector, and a screen
        
 中央図書館ブックラウンジイベントの写真
    1. Events

  • You can hold an event such as a lecture, a presentation, a movie screening, etc. here.
  • If you plan an event in this area, please submit the prescribed application form to the central library section. Please read 「金沢大学附属図書館ラーニング・コモンズ利用内規」(in Japanese) for details.                        
中央図書館ギャラリーαの写真
    2. Exhibition at Gallery α
     

  • Gallery α is an exhibition space on the wall of the Book Lounge. You can use this space for the presentation of club activities, exhibition of research projects, etc.
  • Carrying in/out materials should occur between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.
  • If you plan an exhibition in this area, please submit 申請書(EXCEL/PDF) to the Central Library section. Also, please read 「ギャラリーα利用案内」(in Japanese) for details.
 中央図書館新聞コーナーの写真

中央図書館ほん和か文庫コーナーの写真
    3. Today's and the current month's newspapers and books and magazines from the the Hon-Waka Bunko collection

  • Today's and the current month's newspapers and books and magazines of Hon-Waka Bunko collection are available in the Book Lounge.
  • Titles of available newspapers and magazines include:                                                           
    Newspapers:
     Asahi, Sankei, Nikkei, Hokkoku, Hokuriku Chunichi, Mainchi, Yomiuri, and Nikkan Sports
    Magazines: Asahi Camera, Casa BRUTUS, Kanazawa, Nikkei Entertainment, Orange Page, Pen, and Tabi no Techo
  • The Hon-Waka Bunko collection owns casual books selected by library student volunteers. Please use them in the Book Lounge.
 中央図書館CNN,BS放送
    4. CNN and BS broadcasting
  • You can watch CNN and BS broadcasting on the TV in the Book Lounge. Wireless headsets are available at the service desk.

InfosquareSecond Floor

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  • The Infosquare in front of the service desk provides access points for various sources of information.
  • You can find computers for searching OPAC plus, accessing the internet, and searching databases of newspapers here. Please visit ★中央図書館でのパソコンの利用について for details.
  • Paper-based resources are also available in the Newly Arrived Books/Pedioricals Section and the Hokuriku Bank collection.
Internet section: 13 computers. OPAC plus section: Three computers. Newspaper database search section: Two computers.

Open StudioThird Floor

中央図書館オープンスタジオ入口の写真
  • The Open Studio is an open space in which students can study using a whiteboard, a projector, desks, and chairs.
  • No reservation is required.
  • Please submit an application form to the service desk by 5:00 p.m. of the previous day if you want to use a part of the studio for a class or a seminar.
《Equipment》
39 chairs, 10 stools, a whiteboard, a projector, and a screen

Open Studio IIThird Floor


中央図書館オープンスタジオⅡ入口の写真
  • A whiteboard, a projector, desks, and chairs are available here for studying.
  • No reservation is required.
  • Please submit an application form to the service desk by 5:00 p.m. of the previous day if you want to use the whole studio for a class or a seminar.
<<Equipment>>
26 chairs, a white board, a projector, and a screen

Global Communication StudioThird Floor

中央図書館国際交流スタジオ前の写真

中央図書館国際交流スタジオの中の写真
  • International and domestic students can communicate here in an everyday atmosphere.
  • No reservation is required.
  • You can use this space for self-learning and international exchange using a whiteboard, a projector, desks, and chairs.
  • Learning advisers support student self-learning.
  • The Learning Concierge for International Students (LeCIS) supports international students' self-study.
  • Information for international student is provided here.
  • Please submit an application form to the service desk by 5:00 p.m. of the previous day if you want to use part of the studio for a class or a seminar.
<<Equipment>>
48 chairs, 10 stools, a whiteboard, a projector, and a screen


Group Studio A and BThird Floor

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  • You can use these studios for group study in the form of seminars and workshops.
  • Please make a reservation at the Library Online Service.
<<Equipment>>
Group Studio A: eight chairs, a whiteboard, computers, and a display
Group Studio B: six chairs, a whiteboard, a projector, and a screen

Polaris StudioThird Floor

  • Polaris Studio is a closed space in which students can study using a whiteboard, a projector, desks, and chairs in an environment with KU identity.
  • No reservation is required.
  • Precious materials owned by the library are exhibited in a display case in this studio.
  • Works by KU staff and alumni will be exhibited here.
  • Please submit an application form to the service desk by 5:00 p.m. of the previous day if you want to use the whole studio for a class or a seminar.
<<Equipment>>
19 chairs, a whiteboard, a projector, and a screen