General Library     JAPANESE

General Library map       7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033


Regular August, March
Weekdays 8:30-22:30 8:30-21:00
9:00-19:00 9:00-17:00

For details : see Library Calendar

Closing Days

Fourth Thursday of each month, New Year's holidays, Entrance examinations period
Library may also be closed at other times as required

For details : see Library Calendar

Eligibility for use of library

Persons affiliated with UTokyo
Faculty members, Graduate students, Undergraduate students, Administrative staff

Persons from outside UTokyo
Alumni, Others

Requirements for admission to library

Persons affiliated with UTokyo :
Persons showing an University ID card at the entrance gate can enter the library.

Persons from outside UTokyo :
-- Alumni : Alumni showing a library pass for alumni at the entrance gate can enter the library.
-- Others : Please fill in the application for use of the library(one day ticket) at the entrance counter.

Requirements for reading in library

Open shelf books
Open shelf books are located on the 3rd floor (Japanere books) and the 4th floor (Japanese and western books).
Reference books are located in the reference room (1st floor).

Access for materials in the stacks varies depending on the status of the user.

Students and faculty members can enter the stacks.
Persons from outside UTokyo need to apply.

Find out the call numbers of materials by searching OPAC or card catalog, fill in an application form and submit it to the Stack books/Journals Circulation Counter on the 1st floor.
Application is acceptable up to 5 items at a time.

Rare and valuable books
Application is needed ; University members must apply one day in advance.
Non-University members must apply 3 days in advance.

Counter Service Hours (Mon. - Fri.)

RegularAugust, March
User Registration9:00-20:009:00-17:00
Open shelf books(*1)
Materials in stacks

9:00-20:00 (*2)

Stacks Request
Stacks Entering
Reading rare books
9:00-12:00, 13:00-20:00
9:00-20:00 (*2)
9:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00
Reference services9:00-12:00, 13:00-17:009:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00
Photocopy services(*3)
Microform materials services
9:00-12:00, 13:00-17:009:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00
Application for use of outside libraries9:00-12:00, 13:00-17:009:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00
Reception for non-members9:00-17:009:00-17:00
International Documentation Center

(*1) Open shelf books can be also checked out with the Automatic Lending Machine during open hours.
(*2) Saturday and holiday which have classes on campus-wide academic calendar: 9:00-19:00
(*3) Self-service Photocopy Machines are available during opening hours.

Borrowing books

University members (Faculty members, Graduate students, Undergraduate students, Administrative staff),
Former faculty members

MaterialsLending termsStatusQuantityPeriodRequirementsLending location
Open shelf booksGeneralUniv. members
Former academic staff
5 vols.2 weeksUniversity ID CardGeneral Information Desk
Automatic lending Machine
Temp.5 vols.Same day only

Stack Books
Bound Journals
Graduate students
Administrative staff
Former academic staff
3 vols.2 weeks
(bound journals 1 week)
University ID CardStacks counter
Academic staff
Emeritus prof.
20 vols.
(bound journals 3 vols.)
31 days
(bound journals 1 week)
Temp.Univ. members
Former academic staff
5 vols.Same day only
Unbound journalsTemp.Univ. members
Former academic staff
10 vols.Same day only

Materials not available for borrowing : Specially designated materials, reference books

Renewals : Most of the General Library materials may be renewed for twoadditional loan periods.
*Journals in the stack area may be renewed only once.
*Stack books borrowed by academic staff may be renewed only once.

Reservations : Items checked out by other users may be reserved at the circulation counter, or by using Online reservations available via MyOPAC.

Interlibrary Loan Service (University members only)

Privileges vary among library units.
For details, ask your department's library(home library).


Procedures for photocopying :
  1.Fill out an application form.
  Application forms incorporate a declaration which the reader must sign safeguarding
  the rights of the copyright owner, if copyright subsists.

  2.submit the form to the Photocopying Service Desk.
  Self-service copiers located on the 1st floor are also available.

Materials for which photocopying is prohibited :
Self-service photocopy is not available for special materials such as damaged materials, rare materials, manuscript materials, UTokyo theses, etc.
Such materials are available to make photographic reproduction only.

Photographic reproduction :
The Photography Department is equipped to deal with all types of photographic reproduction as well as photocopy prints.
Application are accepted at the Stacks Counter.

Document delivery service (University members only) :
Privileges vary among library units. For details, ask your department's library(home library).

ILL Service for Non-University Members

ILL service provides access to the holdings of the General Library through interlibrary loan of original material.

Eligibility :
University libraries in Japan ; Loan service is available.
Other libraries ; Please contact to ILL section.

Other information

Inquiries :
Inquiries are generally accepted through libraries.
Consult with librarians of your institute.

Individual inquiries :
Inquiries concerning the use of materials should be directed to the General Information Desk (03-5841-2643).

Inquiries concerning photocopying and use of libraries inside and outside the University should be directed to the Inter-Library Service Section (03-5841-2646).

Inquiries concerning reference service and searches for materials should be directed to the Reference Service Section (03-5841-2647).

Fax : 03-5841-2611


update : 2015. 7. 2