Desk Services

Circulation Counter Services

Reference services

Circulation Counter Services

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. (*Osaka-Umeda Campus and Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi Campus can be returned only to those who belong.)
Also, please return audio-visual materials directly to the attendant at the second-floor desk (Nishinomiya-Uegahara, Kobe-Sanda) or third-floor desk (Nishinomiya-Seiwa).
If books or materials have been lost or damaged, please request assistance at the desk.

Due date extension [possible online] Borrower services

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] Borrower services

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 (sending for books and materials) [possible online] Borrower services

It is possible to send a request for books and materials from other campuses.

* Osaka-Umeda Campus and Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi Campus can be requested only to those who belong.

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

Laptop loans(Nishinomiya-Uegahara, Kobe-Sanda) Borrower services

You can be borrowing a laptop computer in library. If you wish to borrow, please bring your student ID card, faculty and staff ID card, and user ID card.

Reception place (Nishinomiya-Uegahara)
Circulation Counter on the 1st floor
(Kobe-Sanda)
PC Consultation Counter on the 3rd floor

Application for the group study rooms use, reservation(Nishinomiya-Uegahara, Kobe-Sanda)Borrower services

The group study rooms are available to groups that need to use the library materials for their research and studies.
Application for facility use, reservation.

Reception place (Nishinomiya-Uegahara)
Circulation Counter on the 1st floor

* Reservations may be made up to two weeks in advance.

(Kobe-Sanda)
Circulation Counter on the 2nd floor

* Room1:Reservations may be made up to one month in advance.
Room2: Advance reservations not required.

Application for Study Cubicles use, reservation(Nishinomiya-Uegahara, Kobe-Sanda)Borrower services

Study Cubicles are available to Faculty, graduate students, and 3rd and 4th undergraduate students (only Kobe-Sanda) for research and studies using the library materials. Reservations may be made up to two weeks in advance.

Reception place (Nishinomiya-Uegahara)
Circulation Counter on the 1st floor
(Kobe-Sanda)
Circulation Counter on the 2nd floor

Reference services

Use consultation Borrower services

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.

Use of materials from other campuses (document copying) [possible online] Borrower services

It is possible to request for photo copies of magazine articles to other campuses.

Waiting period About 4 days
Cost 10 yen / sheet

Use of materials from other universities (use of books and materials not in our collection) [possible online] Borrower services

The 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.


* written in Japanese

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 Borrower services

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 ,graduate students and junior college students