Monday-Friday: 8:45-22:00 / Saturday: 9:00-17:00
Closing DaysSundays, National holidays, New Year's holidays, Days of entrance examination, some periods during summer and spring vacations.
Entering the libraryTouch your ID card (Student ID, Faculty ID or Library card) on the reader to pass through the entrance gate.
Leaving the libraryTouch the card on the reader again as you leave.
If you take out library materials without checking out, a buzzer will sound and the gate will be locked.
Loan period / Items / Renewal
|Undergraduate students / Research students||One week||Up to Seven items||Three times|
|Graduate students・Staff||Thirty days||Up to Ten items||Two times|
A library card is necessary to borrow anything from the library.
Please bring the items you wish to borrow to the library counter.
The Following Materials may not be borrowed
Journals / Newspapers / Reference Books / DVDs / Videotapes / Books with red labels.
Overnight loanMembers of NUHW can take Books out with red labels and current journals on overnight loan, but the loan does not include AV materials and bound periodicals. Overnight loan begins three hours before the library closes and they must be returned by next day within one hour after opening.
Part-time lecturers can apply for a library card.
The loan period and number of items are expanded during summer vacation, spring vacation, and New year’s holidays.
Students can borrow the items for the long term during their practicum.
Renewing booksYou can renew the books at the library counter during the loan period up to three times.
Reserved cannot be renewed, and if you have any overdue books or you are in a period of suspension, you cannot renew the books either.
You must return books to the library counter by the due date. When the Library is closed, a “Return Box” is available outside the entrance of the Library.
Unless you have any overdue books, (for you cannot borrow any books for the number of days that the book was late. You cannot borrow any materials for overdue days. You cannot borrow any materials without returning overdue materials first.
You can request out-of-loan books at the library counter.
Students, Graduate students, faculty members and staff can reserve books from OPAC.
Most of books are classified and arranged according to the Nippon Decimal Classification (NDC) system.
Japanese and Non-Japanese books on the second floor are located in different sections and arranged according to the call Number(NDC).
The journals are arranged alphabetically according to the title.
You must submit a request form to request an item in the library stack room.
Nippon Decimal Classification(NDC)
An online database (OPAC; Online Public Access Catalog) is available to find the location and status of books and journals.
Electronic Journals and databases are available through LAN connection on campus.
|E-Journal||EBSCO A to Z|
|The Cochrane Library|
|E-Book etc||Encyclopedia of Neuroscience|
|OECD Library(Health Data)|
|Journal Citation Reports(Science Edition)|
You can use videotapes, DVDs, CDs and other Audio Visual materials in the library’s collection at the AV personal booth.
Please bring the AV materials you wish to use to the library counter. We can lend you headphones and a remote controller.
After using these devices, please return them to the library counter. AV materials must be returned to their original location.
There are nine PCs for searching information. (The PC on the second floor is only for OPAC.)
Personal data or documents cannot be saved into library computers.
It is possible to make copies of some of the library materials in accordance with Section 31 of the National copyright Act.
There are four copy machines including three prepaid card-operated machines and one coin-operated machine. A prepaid card is available at the convenience store on campus or from a vending machine in the library.
The librarians will assist you in searching for information about books, journals and other materials.
Please contact a librarian if you have any questions.
Interlibrary loan serviceYou can request books or copies of materials if the library does not own them. You will responsible for any expenses incurred.
Letter of introductionWhen you visit other university’s library, you may need a letters of introduction. It will take a few days to issue the letter from Library Director.
The library will consider the purchase of materials if they are not in their possession and are considered necessary. The person who requests them will be able to borrow materials preferentially.
"My OPAC" is a portal web page for the individuals to receive the library services.
On the web page, you will be able to check which items you have borrowed and when they are due for return.
The silence must be maintained within the library and no one should disturb other users.
Respect the rule of deadline, entrance way and the use of each corner.
Covered drinks are allowed in the library, but please be sure to keep them in your bag.
Please set your mobile phone to silent mode and refrain from talking on the phone except in designated areas or outside the building.
Please handle with care the materials and equipment and keep the establishment in order.
Keep valuables in your possession at all times.