The Komaba Library Response to the Novel Coronavirus Disease

(Latest Update: 17 August 2022)

The following information is the Komaba Library's prevention measures against Novel Coronavirus Disease. 
Please see here for the service status of libraries on campus.

Opening Hours
Admission Restrictions
Notes on Admission
Restrictions on Facilities
The Parcel Book Delivery and Mail Photocopy Service
Returning Books
Update History

Opening Hours

Please check the library calendar.

Admission Restrictions

・Allowed  (Please check the procedures to enter the library in the ”User Guide.”)
 UTokyo members
 Professors emeritus
 Members of the "Todai Komaba Tomo-no Kai"
 Former teaching staff
 Chief librarian authorized users
 Alumni
 Members of other universities/research institutes
 Members of the public

・Not allowed
 Library tour

 Please wait until the infection status subsides and our further notice is issued.

Notes on Admission

・Please wear a face mask.
・Please check your body temperature by thermography at the entrance gate before entering the library.
・Please wash or sanitize your hands before/after using library books and facilities.
・Please observe the "coughing manners".
・When pushing buttons on equipment such as an elevator, stack shelves on the basement floors, self-checkout machines, copy machines, it is recommended to press the button with the second joint of the finger.
・Please refrain from talking in the library.
・Please be aware of your social distance.

Please refrain from visiting or entering the library if any of the following conditions are met.

・Those who have symptoms such as coughs or fever
・Those who had a temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher on the morning of the day or by thermography at the entrance gate
・Those who have had close contact with the Novel Coronavirus Disease patients
・Those who in a period required to self-quarantine at home after entering or returning from abroad
 * For more information about the waiting period, please refer to the following website.
  - Website for international students of the University of Tokyo
  - Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website
  - Ministry of Foreign Affairs website

Restrictions on Facilities

Almost all seats are available at the reading seats and the Media Park except for some desks without partitions.
The Group Study Room is available for up to 6 people in maximum.
The eating and drinking corner in the lounge has been temporarily changed to carrels, and eating is prohibited there.
You cannot use a water supply machine in the lounge.

The Parcel Book Delivery and Mail Photocopy Service

Please refer to this page for details.

Returning Books

Please place the books into the Book Drop in the library or next to the entrance even when the library is open. When the library is closed, please use the Book Drop next to the entrance.

In case it is difficult to visit the Library to return the books and resources, you may contact us in advance and return them by post. However, it is limited to books of Komaba library. Please see ” Returning by Post" for further information.

You will not have overdue penalties to materials if the return is delayed due to having had close contact with the Novel Coronavirus Disease patient. Please contact the following inquiries before the return.
Contact: User Service Section, Komaba Library / E-mail: etsuran@lib.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Update History

22 March, 2021 updated About admission use of some Visitors [the news page]
15 April, 2021 updated About Opening Hours in May
26 April, 2021 updated Notice of Admission Restrictions [the news page]
6 May, 2021 updated About Opening Hours in April
25 May, 2021 updated About Opening Hours in June
1 June, 2021 updated About Opening Hours in May
21 June, 2021 updated About Opening Hours in July
1 July, 2021 updated About Opening Hours in July and admission use of some Visitors [the news page]
6 July, 2021 updated About renewal of admission cards [the news page]
26 July, 2021 updated About Opening Hours in August
26 August, 2021 updated About Opening Hours in September
24 September, 2021 updated About Opening Hours in October and relaxation of reading seats restrictions [the news page]
21 October, 2021 updated About Opening Hours in November
19 November, 2021 updated About Opening Hours in December
13 December, 2021 updated About Mailing Service for Students Writing Dissertations [the news page]
17 December, 2021 updated About Opening Hours in January
4 January, 2022 updated About admission use of some Visitors [the news page]
21 January, 2022 updated About Opening Hours in February
21 February, 2022 updated About Opening Hours in March
23 March, 2022 updated About Opening Hours
1 April, 2022 updated About Restrictions on Facilities
10 June, 2022 updated About Notes on Admission
3 August, 2022 updated About Admission Restrictions [the news page]
17 August, 2022 updated About Notes on Admission
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