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Frequently Asked Questions

Q I want to watch DVDs. What is the procedure?
A You can apply at the Main Counter. You can search for DVDs through KOSMOS(Online Public Access Catalog). Please note that you can't watch carried-in items including DVDs.
Q May undergraduates borrow materials on the 4th floor in the Hiyoshi Library?
A Yes, they may. But you can't directly enter the 4th floor because this floor is for faculty, staff, and graduate students. The fourth floor is accessible via the stairs in the North Reading Room on the third floor. And please tell call number of the item you want to use at the counter on the 4th floor. You may return it at Main Counter(Circulation).
※On Saturdays, please request at the Main Counter till 30 minutes before library closes, because the counter on the 4th floor is suspended.
Q When I want to borrow a book from other campuses, do I need to visit there?
A You may request a book held in other campuses to be delivered to the Hiyoshi Media Center. Some items such as journals are not allowed for outside loan. You may request from “Get/Request”page or My Library.
Q “Mathematics Lab.” is shown on the KOSMOS(Online Public Access Catalog)screen. What floor is it on?
A It's not inside the Hiyoshi Media Center. The item is placed in the faculty's room in Hiyoshi Campus. If you want to use it, ask at the Reference Desk(Study Support), because there are some other labs as well.
Q “Yamanaka” is shown on the KOSMOS(Online Public Access Catalog)screen. Where is it?
A “Yamanaka” means Yamanaka Book Depository. You may request a book to be delivered to the Hiyoshi Media Center. Make an application at the Main Counter in advance.
Q The material I want to read is held in “Raiosha Reference Library”. How can I use it?
A Users other than faculty/staff may go to the Reference Desk on the 1st floor for the procedure. Faculty/staff possessing IC Card Key may use the library any time. Those who don't possess IC Card Key, please present the Library Card at the reception of Raiosha to receive the Card Key.(Reception desk hours: Weekdays & Saturdays 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Sundays & holidays 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM)Users other than faculty/staff may go to the Reference Desk(Study Support)on the 1st floor for the procedure.
Q “Hiyoshi Depository” is shown on the KOSMOS(Online Public Access Catalog)screen. How can I use the item there?
A Faculty/staff may receive the IC Card Key for the Depository at the Main Counter. Users other than faculty/staff are not allowed to enter the Depository. Please apply through “Request form for Hiyoshi laboratories/depository items”. Click “here”for detail.
Q What is the procedure to use “Kyoseikan Library”?
A A letter of introduction is required for people other than those who belong to one of the three graduate schools in Kyoseikan to use materials there. Consult at the Reference Desk(Study Support). Please note that undergraduates are not allowed to borrow materials stored in Kyoseikan Library.

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