This page provides answers to frequently asked questions from users of the Health and Science Library.
See below for FAQs of other libraries:
Central Library | Natural Science and Technology Library | Medical Library
For internal users (KU students and staff)
For internal users and visitors
Q1-1. I would like the library hours and 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 a 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?
Q2-1. I want to extend the loan period.
Q2-2. I missed the return date.
Q2-3. Can I borrow newly arrived journals?
Q2-4. I want to know what materials I have checked out at this time.
Q2-5. Can a visitor borrow books?
Q3-1. How can I know whether a book/ journal is owned by the library?
Q3-2. I am looking for an article. How can I find it?
Q3-3. Where can I find the book for which I searched in OPAC plus?
Q3-4. Where can I find the journal for which I searched in OPAC plus?
Q3-5. The search result in OPAC shows words beginning with “保健.” Where can I find this book?
Q3-6. I cannot find a bulletin from another university.
Q3-7. I want to reserve a book which has been checked out by someone else.
Q4-1. Is there a photocopier in the library?
Q4-2. Where can I purchase a copy card?
Q5-1. I need a book that is not in KU library.
Q5-2. How can I obtain materials that 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 loans of materials not in the library?
Q6-1. What can I do in online service?
Q6-2. I forgot my ID and password for the 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 my search results.
|A1-1. I would like the library hours and location.
During the term: Weekdays 8:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
During vacation: Weekdays 8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
We are open on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the term.
– Please check the library calendar as we temporarily close the library at year-end and New Year holidays and summer vacation.
– The library is located on the first floor of the School of Health Sciences Hall 3.
– An IC card key is required to enter the School of Health Sciences Hall 3, in which the library is located, on Saturdays and after 8:00 p.m. on weekdays.
|A1-4. Can you issue a library card to a visitor?
| Visitors wishing to borrow books, please inquire at the service desk. We can issue a library card to a visitor if a proof of residential address documents, such as a driver’s license, is displayed. You can obtain one at the Medical Library, the Central Library or the Natural and Science Technology Library.
|A2-1. I want to extend the loan period.
| You can extend the loan period of books only once. Please prepare the books and your library card. You can renew them at the checkout machine, at the service desk, or via telephone. Please note that you cannot renew journals and audio-visual materials.
|A2-2. I missed the return date.
| Please return the materials as soon as possible. You cannot borrow any materials for a period equal to the time you were late.
|A2-4. I want to know what materials I have checked out at this time.
| You can check your status at "Lending situation" in “Library Online Service.”
|A2-5. Can a visitor borrow books?
| Those who own a library card can borrow up to three books (journals excluded) for two weeks. Please bring proof of your residential address, such as a driver’s license, to obtain a library card.
|A3-3. Where can I find the book for which I searched in OPAC plus?
| Please see the holding status in the search results in OPAC. If it is indicated as “保健図書室,” the book is owned by the Health Science Library. Books are arranged by the classification order shown in the search results in OPAC. The classification number is shown on the back label of a book.
|A4-1. Is there a photocopier in the library?
| There are two photocopiers which accept University Coop copy cards. We accept photocopy requests if the number of copies is small. (KU members: 20 yen/1 sheet, Non KU members: 35 yen/1 sheet)
|A4-2. Where can I purchase a copy card?
|Copy cards are available at the university coop. 50 copies cost 500 yen. Please buy a card at the university coop on the second floor of the School of the Health Sciences Welfare Facilities.
| Ordering materials not owned by the library
| Computers, networks, etc.
|A6-3. Can I search articles or dissertations?
| You can use three computers in the library to search articles. A Network ID and password is needed. You can use databases such as ICHUSHI web, CiNii, Scopus, etc. on computers connected to the university network.
Please inquire us at the service desk to use databases.
|A6-6. I want to print my search results.
| You can print your search results through the Acanthus printing system on computers located outside the library. A charged Student ID Card or Staff ID Card is necessary to use the printing system.