Information on Renovation Work

Overview of the Renovation

Since the present building of the General Library was built in 1928, various functions should be upgraded (e.g. earthquake-resistant structure, air conditioning, lightning, and IT infrastructure). So from 2015, the renovation work has been processed on the divided stages for the large scale of the building, and it will take several years to be completed.
Thank you for your understanding.

Traffic Control

  • The main entrance (in front of the fountain) has opened.

Restriction on Material Use

There will be some restrictions on materials use and changes for the arrangement of materials due to the renovation work.

  • Bound Foreign Periodicals, Unbound journals
    • When you search the OPAC, the "Location" shows 'Temp.Storage2':
      -For Members of the University of Tokyo:
      --You can order to deliver this material to General Library via request form. You also can order photocopies of them via MyOPAC (you have to make a registration at your home library in advance.)
      *Delivery to the General Library normally takes 2 to 3 days.
      -For Non-members: You cannot use these materials.
    • When you search the OPAC, the "Location" shows 'Temp.Storage4(Not available)' and 'Temp.Storage6(Not available)':
      -For All Users:
      --Unavailable to the end of renovation.
  • Newspapers
    • Unavailable: You can use newspapers in other libraries
      -For Members of the University of Tokyo: You can use newspapers online.
  • DDC classified books
    • When you search the OPAC, the "Location" shows 'Temp.Storage1':
      -For Members of the University of Tokyo:
      --You can order to deliver the book to your home library via MyOPAC. You also can order photocopies of them via MyOPAC (you have to make a registration at your home library in advance.)
      *Delivery to the General Library normally takes 2 to 3 days.
      -For Non-members: You cannot use these materials.
    • When you search the OPAC, the "Location" shows 'Temp.Storage3(Not available)':
      -For All Users:
      --Unavailable to the end of renovation.
  • International Documentation Center

    -For All Users:
    --Unavailable to the end of renovation. The datail is following News.

    • Reference Books
      • When you search the OPAC, the "Location" shows 'Temp.Storage3', 'Temp.Storage4':
        -For All Users:
        --Unavailable to the end of renovation.
      • When you search the OPAC, the "Location" shows 'Gen.Closed Stack East 3rd floor':
        -For All Users:
        --You can request the material at the General Information Desk (Mon. to Fri. 9:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00).

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    Questions and Comments

    • Questions
      • E-mail  soto-repair  (Add @lib.u-tokyo.ac.jp for the e-mail addresses.)