The General Library response to the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) *From 8/8/2022

General Library provides services in accordance with;

"The University of Tokyo Activity Restrictions Index" Level A

from Marchr 28th, 2022.

However services as follows will be available from April 4th, 2022.

  • Reception of reservation for Non UTokyo members (incl. alumni, former teachers)

(Latest Update: August 8th, 2022)

The following information is the General Library's prevention measures against novel Coronavirus infection (COVID-19). It may occur you inconvenience.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

  1. Admission
  2. Opening Hours
  3. Usage of UTokyo Members
  4. Usage of Non-UTokyo Members
  5. Others
    1. Contact
    2. Recent Updates

1.Admission

During the restriction index Level A, to avoid infection risk, eligible members are limited as below.

User Status Admittance
UTokyo Members
(incl. Professors emeritus)

Admittance

Library Pass Holder Admittance For material use only
External Users
 

(from April 4th, 2022) Admittance by reservation in advance, For material use only

Notes on Admission;
  • The users are required to wear face masks in the library.
    * No admittance without face mask. Those only wearing face guard or mouth guard will not be admitted.
  • Please refrain from entering if you have a condition below.

2.Opening Hours

The General Library is open as below from March 28th, 2022 during the Level A.

  Standard Term March and August
Monday to Friday 9:00~22:30 9:00~21:00
Saturday, Sunday and National Holidays 9:00~19:00 9:00~17:00

* The regular closing days will occur. Please check the web site for the latest information.
>> The Latest Library Calendar

Eligible members and services are restricted. Please understand the conditions and consider your visit.

3.Usage of UTokyo Members (incl. Professors emeritus)

[On site service]

During the restriction index Level A, to avoid infection risk, available services are limited as below.

  Service Availability for UTokyo Members
Facilities Reading desks and rooms Available *reduced
The ECCS facilities Available *reduced
Access to the Stack Available
Photocopy machines Available
Library Plaza Available *with some limitations
Materials Open-shelf materials Available
Automated Storage materials Available
Stack materials Available
Returning materials Available
Receiving the reserved materials Available
The book/document delivery service for library materials via MyOPAC Available
the Digitized Contents Transmission Service by the National Diet Library Available
Rare books Available by reservation in advance
Microforms Available by reservation in advance
Others Registration for Library Pass Available

* Usual loan period and number of materials are applied.

[The parcel book delivery and mail photocopy service on the General Library materials]

The parcel book delivery and mail photocopy service on the General Library materials is available for UTokyo members whom unable to visit the library. 

For details, please go to; [The parcel book delivery and mail photocopy service on the General Library materials]

To whom may able to visit the library, please refrain using this service.

 

[Due date and returning books]

  • No further due date renewal by the library system.
    • Usual loan period is applied.
    • Please check MyOPAC for your due date.
  • To whom unable to visit the library, you may return the material by postal/parcel delivery service at your own expense. For information, please go to; Detail
    • Open-shelf materials and Automatic storage materials are allowed.
    • Stack materials are not allowed to return by postal/parcel delivery service.
  • The overdue caused by COVID-19, the penalty will be lifted as below:
    • Please explain to the library staff about your overdue at the counter
      • Reception hours; 9:00-17:00 weekdays
    • If you use the book post at the library, return at out of reception hours, return the materials to the alternative library, or using postal service, please contact to explain your delay to the General Library.

 

[The limitation of the usage of Library Plaza]

The Library Plaza is open with some limitations which may be considered with the circumstances during the level A.

  • Conversation with more than 2 people is restricted.
  • Further reservation for the oval tables is suspended.
  • The monitor area for events is suspended.
  • Phone conversation and video conversation for learning and research alone is allowed. Please observe the manners below.

[Manners]

  • Only the phone and video conversation by oneself for learning and research purposes  is allowed. Conversation with more than 2 people, such as group work, is restricted.
  • Please keep wearing face masks in the library to cover your mouth and nose completely, especially while you are talking.
  • During the conversation, please wear earphones and keep your voice at a comfortable volume for others.

[Guide for Online Study & Remote Work]

The UTokyo Library System directs you how to set up your off-campus access to e-resources (books, magazines, newspapers, databases, etc.) subscribed by the University of Tokyo. In addition, we will introduce search tools and electronic resources to support your study at home.

Please check the "Guide for Online Study & Remote Work" for further information.

 

4.For Non-UTokyo Members

[On site service]

Reception of reservation have been resumed from April 4th, 2022.


About Reservations for Admission

Library Pass holders

From August 8, 2022 (Mon.), alumni, former faculty members, donors, and others with valid library passes can use their cards to pass through the entrance gate (no reservation required). However, a user card issued by a department other than the General Library with "〇〇独自" written on the face of the card cannot be used to enter the library.

  • Visitors may enter the library for short periods of time to browse and copy materials for the purpose of research. Seats cannot be used for studying. We ask for your cooperation in ensuring a learning environment for current students.
  • Please use materials available at public libraries when possible.
  • If you do not have a reservation, you will not be allowed to enter the library if you forget your Library Pass. Please be sure to bring your Library Pass with you when using the library.
  • If your Library Pass has expired or if you need to create a new pass, please come to the library between 9:00-17:00 on weekdays for your first visit. Please refer to " Alumni Library Pass" for information on renewal and new registration.

External Users (including alumni and former teachers who do not have a Library Pass)

For those who are not associated with UTokyo, the services available during Level A will be limited as follows in order to prevent infection.

Please make a reservation at least 3 weekdays in advance through the General Library website. Please see the following page for details on how to make a reservation. If you have received a reservation receipt e-mail and have not received any special communication from the General Library, you can use the library on the reserved date and time.

  • Visitors may enter the library for short periods of time to browse and copy materials for the purpose of research. Seats cannot be used for studying.
  • Please use materials available at public libraries when possible.
  • This reservation is valid only for the General Library. Please inquire at each individual library for information about the use of other libraries.
  • We currently do not accept visitors from outside the university for the purpose of touring the library. >>Building Tours(in Japanese)

【Usage of General Library materials for Non U-Tokyo Members (by reservation in advance)】

 

List of available service *ADVANCED RESERVATION REQUIRED
  Service Availability for Non-UTokyo Members
Facilities Reading desks and rooms Available
*reservation is required for external users
*For short time use only at the designated seat, For material use only
Photocopy machines Available *reservation is required for external users
Materials Reading Open-shelf materials Available *reservation is required for external users
Reading Automated Storage materials Available *reservation is required for external users
Reading Stack materials Available *reservation is required for external users
Rare books Available >> For detail
Microforms Available >> For detail
Others Registration for Library Pass

Available between 9:00-17:00 on weekdays.

Public viewing Not available

[Issuing/renewing Library Card or Library Pass]

The General Library accept registration and renewal of a library card for former faculty members or alumni between 9:00-17:00 on weekdays.
Go to the following page for the documents required for registration and renewal; Alumni Library Pass
*If your card is expired, please bring at the next visit to use the library material(s).

[For other libraries]

Inter library loan service (book loan and photocopy)is open. For detail pleas go to; For Librarians

 

5.Others

a.Contact

Please contact us from the Inquiry form

 

b.Recent Updates

  • 3/28/2022 (From 3/28/2022) Regarding the library service during the University activities restriction Level A. [the news page]
  • 1/24/2022 (From 1/24/2022-) Regarding the library service during the University activities restriction Level B. [the news page]
  • 10/4/2021 (From 10/4/2021-) Regarding the library service during the University activities restriction Level A. [the news page]
  • 9/1/2021 [new] The General Library changes some services under the University restrictions index Level B from September 1st, 2021. [the news page]
  • 7/30/2021 [new] The General Library will provide services under the University restrictions index Level B from August 2nd, 2021. [the news page]
  • 6/21/2021 [new] The General Library will provide services under the University restrictions index Level A from June 21st, 2021. [the news page]
  • 4/28/2021 [new] The General Library will provide services under the University restrictions index Level pre-1 from April 29th, 2021. [the news page]


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