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Desk service

Lending of books and materials

Please bring the books and materials you wish to borrow to the designated desk along with your library card.

◎Notice: If you have overdue materials, we cannot lend you anything else.

Return of books and materials

Please make returns to the designated desk by the due date. Also, please return audio-visual materials directly to the attendant at the second-floor desk.
If books or materials have been lost or damaged, please request assistance at the desk.

 

Due date extension 【possible online】

If you renew before the due date, you may extend the borrowing period. Please bring the books and materials you have borrowed to the circulation desk along with your library card

◎Note: You cannot renew if you have overdue materials or if the loaned books have been reserved by another user.

Reservation 【possible online】

You can reserve books and materials that are loaned out.

Recall system

If there is a request to temporarily use books and materials that have been on loan for 1 month or more, and the borrower agrees, it is possible to loan the book for 14 days. It is not possible to extend the loan period.

Use of materials from other campuses (Kobe-Sanda, Nishinomiya-Seiwa)(sending for books and materials)【possible online】

It is possible to send a request for books and materials from the Nishinomiya-Uegahara campus. Lending conditions are the same as for the Nishinomiya-Uegahara Campus University Library collection.

Waiting period Requested materials usually arrive in 2–3 days.

※It is possible to send books and materials to other campuses (Kobe-Sanda, Nishinomiya-Seiwa, Osaka-Umeda) from the Nishinomiya-Uegahara campus.

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Reference service

Use consultation

We provide use consultation on matters such as document searches (bibliography and collections) and how to use OPAC(the online catalogue) and Web databases. We accept reference questions via e-mail and only from faculty and staff, graduate students, and undergraduates.

E-mail reference ※faculty and staff, graduate students, and undergraduates

The questions we can answer are limited to the following types.

Collections search Whether an item is in the university collections
Collections institution search Whether materials not in the university collection are in the collections of other institutions
Bibliographical searches Information such as book titles, magazine titles, author names, year of publication, region of publication, volume number, and publisher for certain documents
Document introduction Introduction of reference documents when searching for certain topics

<How to apply>

  • E-mail email using the following example as a reference.
  • Please make questions as specific as possible.
  • Questions via e-mail will typically be answered via e-mail.
  • We may not be able to respond, depending on the details of the question.
  • ome replies may require additional time, depending on the details of the question.
    Please understand that we may not be able to meet your desired time for a reply.
  • Some users may be able to apply online to send for books not in the university collection (document copies, book circulation). To peruse the materials, please go directly to the facility and apply at the reference desk.

– Example –

User ID 15102907985
Department /
Position
Graduate Department of Literature
(Japanese History major),
doctoral program, 2nd semester, 2nd year
Name Wataru Shingetsu
Email address
Telephone
number
0798-54-XXXX
FAX number 0798-51-XXXX
Questions April 30, 2015
Questions I am looking for the Urushisho Chronicles (the author’s name, publisher’s name, and year of publication are unknown).
I tried looking in the KGU Library OPAC but didn’t get any search results.
Please check bibliographical details and the collections of other institutions.
Also, please let me know if it is possible to send for the actual book, and if so, the procedures, fees, and the number of days it will take.

Use of materials from other campuses (Kobe-Sanda, Nishinomiya-Seiwa)(document copying)【possible online】

It is possible to send for copies of magazine articles.

Waiting period About 4 days
Cost 10 yen / sheet

※It is possible to send copies of magazine articles to other campuses (Kobe-Sanda, Nishinomiya-Seiwa, Osaka-Umeda) from the Nishinomiya-Uegahara campus.

Use of materials from other universities (use of books and materials not in our collection)【possible online】

he university libraries collect a variety of books and materials to provide all of our users with the academic information they need. However, there is naturally a limit to the books and materials one university can collect. We therefore have mutual cooperation agreements with other university libraries for the convenience of users. This is the External Mutual Use System, and it has three types of services.

1.Document Copying

Required parts of magazine articles, theses, books, etc. are sent to us.

Waiting period 7 days to 2 weeks
Cost Copy and sending expenses
2.Book circulation

The book is sent and received from the collection facility and can be used within the university libraries. Types of books that can be borrowed and the borrowing period depend on the usage conditions of the collection facility. Please note that the books cannot be removed from the libraries.

Waiting period 7 days to 2 weeks
Cost Round-trip sending expenses
3.Perusal

It is possible to peruse materials at the library by bringing a University Library Director Request Form (introduction form) and your student ID. The university library needs to check the collection beforehand, so please make the request 3 to 5 days before you wish to peruse the materials.

※The Four Kansai Universities Mutual Use System is limited to full-time faculty and graduate students
Only full-time faculty and graduate students of the university may peruse and borrow materials from the library collections of the Four Kansai Universities (Kwansei University, Doshisha University, Ritsumeikan University) by presenting their university faculty or staff ID or student ID. Please inquire at the reference desk for further details.

Books and materials for purchase

Please inquire at the reference desk if you need books and materials not in the collections of the University libraries for study and research.

※only for undergraduate and graduate students

OPAC online services

Service manuals

You can use the following services on the OPAC screen.
※This applies only to those with user IDs and passwords for the education and research system.

Please check the following if you are having issues searching OPAC or if you cannot use the online service.


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