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Learning Commons - Central Library


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

You can use this area for...
  • - group study
  • - lecture or briefing session on learning, education and research
  • - lecture on searching resources and information of library
  • - classes and seminar, etc.
You can move desks and chairs in each space and can use a whiteboard and a projector freely.

Activities like below are prohibited.
   ■ solicitation, fund-raising and sales
   ■ loud conversation
   ■ eating and drinking (a drink with lid is excluded.)
   ■ 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 Lounge2nd floor

中央図書館ブックラウンジの写真
  • Book lounge is a communication space beside the entrance of Central Library.
  • Hon-Wa cafe 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 held 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 Book Lounge. You can use this space for a presentation of club activities, an exhibition of research projects, etc.
  • Carrying in/out materials should be between 9:00 and 17:00 on weekdays.
  • If you plan an exhibition in this area, please submit 申請書(EXCELPDF) 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. Newspaper of today and the current  month / Books and magazines at Hon-Wa Bunko collection

  • Newspapers of today and the current month, and books and magazines of Hon-Waka Bunko collection are available in Book Lounge.
  • Titles of newspapers and magazines are..                                                           
    Newspaper:
     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
  • Hon-Waka Bunko collection owns casual books which Library student volunteers selected. Please use them in Book Lounge.        
 中央図書館CNN,BS放送
    4. CNN and BS broadcasting
  • You can watch CNN and BS broadcasting on TV in Book Lounge. Wireless headsets are available at the service desk.

Information Square2nd Floor

中央図書館インフォスクエアの写真
  • Information Square in front of the service desk provides access points to various information.
  • You can find PCs for searching OPAC plus, accessing internet and searching database of newspapers here. Please find ★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 at the newly arrived books/journals corner and the Hokuriku Bank collection.
Internet corner: 13 PCs OPAC Plus corner: 3 PCs Newspaper database search corner: 2 PCs

Open Studio3rd Floor

中央図書館オープンスタジオ入口の写真
  • Open Studio is an open space in which students can study using a white board, a projector, desks and chairs.
  • No reservation is required.
  • Please submit an application form to the service desk by 17:00 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 white board, a projector and a screen

Open Studio II3rd Floor


中央図書館オープンスタジオⅡ入口の写真
  • A white board, a projector, desks and chairs are available here for self-learning.
  • No reservation is required.
  • Please submit an application form to the service desk by 17:00 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 Studio3rd 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 exchange communication here in everyday atmosphere.
  • No reservation is required.
  • You can use this space for self-learning and international exchange using a white board, a projector, desks and chairs.
  • Learning advisers support self-learning of students.
  • Learning Concierge for International Students (LeCIS) supports international students' self-study.
  • Information for international students are provided here.
  • Please submit an application form to the service desk by 17:00 of the previous day, if you want to use a part of the studio for a class or a seminar.
<<Equipment>>
48 chairs, 10 stools, a white board, a projector and a screen


Group Studio A&B3rd Floor

中央図書館グループスタジオの写真
  • You can use these studios for group study of a seminar and a workshop.
  • Please make a reservation at Library Online Service.
<<Equipment>>
Group Studio A: 8 chairs, a white board, PCs, and a display
Group Studio B: 6 chairs, a white board, a projector, and a screen

Polaris Studio3rd Floor

  • Polaris Studio is a closed space in which students can study using a white board, a projector, desks and chairs feeling KU identity.
  • No reservation is required.
  • Precious materials of library are exhibited in a display case in the studio.
  • Works of KU staff and OB/OG are going to be exhibited here.
  • Please submit an application form to the service desk by 17:00 of the previous day, if you want to use the studio as a whole for a class or a seminar.
<<Equipment>>
19 chairs, a white board, a projector, and a screen