【Important:9 October updated】Changing of Services Regarding the Komaba Library Response to the Novel Coronavirus Disease

Changing of Opening Hours(27 Mar., 3, 7 Apr., 16 June updated)

  • Wednesday, 8 April – Tuesday, 16 June Temporary Closure. *This change is due to the stage of the judgment of Komaba Campus rising to "red A (= level 2 of the University of Tokyo Activity Restrictions  Index for Preventing the Spread of Novel Coronavirus Disease)".
  • Wednesday, 17 June - Tuesday, 14 July Open from 10:00 to 16:30 on weekdays and closed on weekends and holidays. *This change is due to the lowering of the stage of the judgment of Komaba Campus from Red A to "Orange (= level 1 of the University of Tokyo Activity Restrictions  Index for Preventing the Spread of Novel Coronavirus Disease)".
    • Komaba Library will be open on Wednesday, 17 June, which was scheduled to be closed on the annual plan.
  • Wednesday, 15 July – undecided *This change is due to the stage of the judgment of the Komaba Campus lowering rising to "yellow (= level 0.5 of the University of Tokyo Activity Restrictions Index for Preventing the Spread of Novel Coronavirus Disease)".
    • Weekdays: Open from 10:00 to 20:00
    • Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: Open from 9:00 to 19:00
    • There are regular closing days.

Admission Restrictions(27 Mar., 7 Apr., 16 June, 24 Sept. updated)

From 25 Sept. (Fri.), the UTokyo members belonging to other than the Komaba I Campus are also allowed to enter the Komaba I Campus and the Komaba Library.
Please note that the UTokyo members need to make a reservation to enter the Komaba I Campus and to enter the Komaba Library from this page. Reservation is required for each.
•Reservation to enter the Campus is only available on the same day.
•Reservation to enter the Library is until 17:00 of the day before. As for Sunday, it is until 17:00 on Friday, two days before.

Visitors (including those who have the entrance pass for the University of Tokyo Library System or the Komaba Library, professor emeritus) are not allowed to enter the Komaba Library until the day to be determined.

Restrictions on Facilities(5, 25 Mar., 7 Apr., 13 July updated)

The reading seats and the Media Park are partially available (reduced to 1/3 seats).
The Group Study Room, eating and drinking corner and water supply in the lounge are not avilable.

Mailing Service of Borrowing Books and Photocopying Materials(20 May, 16 June, 31 July updated)

【This service ended on 30 July.】

From 17 June (Wed.), we will expand this service for the University of Tokyo students who have difficulty coming to the Library. Also, we will expand number of books from 3 to 5  (cumulative total) for each person. Please see here for details.

We are resuming transferring materials from the Komaba Library to other campuses.
If you are non-member of the Komaba I Campus and can visit your home library, please reserve the book from MyOPAC yourself regardless of your status.

  • Please see here for the service status of libraries on campus.

Returning Books(27 March, 7, 10, 13 Apr., 2, 16 June, 24 Sept. updated)

  • The UTokyo members who can visit the library, 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.
  • For the person who is restricted from entering the campus, the book drop near the main gate of Komaba I Campus will be available.
  • We can receive the books returned by post 3 June. Please see ” Returning by Post" for further information.

Due Date of Returning Books(7 Apr., 20 May, 16 June, 13 July updated)

No further due date renewal by the library system  during the stage of the judgment of Komaba Campus is "Yellow (= level 0.5 of the University of Tokyo Activity Restrictions  Index for Preventing the Spread of Novel Coronavirus Disease)".
After August 17, when procedure period of the Long-Term Loan during summer holidays will ends, general loan for students will have the usual loan period.
Please check MyOPAC for your due date.

You will not have overdue penalties to materials with a loan period of July 30, 2020 or later if the return is delayed due to the influence of the new coronavirus infection.
If you want to return it to the Komaba Library counter, please let us know when you return it.
If you want to return it to the Book Drop or libraries in other campuses, please contact the following inquiries before or after the return.

Restricted Use of Materials(7 Apr., 16 June updated)

Ebook Textbooks List for the S/A Semester Term AY 2020(13 May, 9 Oct updated)

We provide an ebook textbooks list for members of College of Arts and Sciences.

Ebook textbooks list for the A Semester Term AY 2020
Ebook textbooks list for the S Semester Term AY 2020

Book Request Service(22 Apr., 8 June, 13 July updated)

It takes a longer than usual to handle your book request.
If books used in lectures at the Komaba Campus are on sale in e-book version, the Komaba Library may be able to purchase the e-book.

Please send the information of books to Monographs Section via e-mail.

Monographs Section
e-mail:cat@lib.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp

To All Library Users

Please refrain from visiting 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.

  • Those who have not passed 14 days after entering Japan from the quarantine enhancement target area.

Please cooperate with the following while the library is open.

  • The Komaba Library is not available for only taking online classes and exams.
  • Please be sure to wear a face mask.
  • Library books and facilities are used by many people. Please wash or sanitize your hands before/after using library books and facilities. Hand sanitizer is available near the entrance gate and in the OPAC corner on each floor (except the first floor).
  • 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.
  • If you have a chronic disease or the elderly, please refrain from staying for a long time.
  • Please be aware of your social distance.

Update History

9 Oct., 2020 updated
24 Sept., 2020 updated
31 July, 2020 updated
13 July, 2020 updated "Service for Teachers(7, 10, 13 Apr., 2, 16 June updated)deleted.
24 June, 2020 updated "Materials Donation (22 Apr. updated)" deleted.
16 June, 2020 updated
8 June, 2020 updated
2 June, 2020 updated
20 May, 2020 updated
13 May, 2020 updated
22 April, 2020 updated
13 April, 2020 updated
10 April, 2020 updated
7 April, 2020 updated
3 April, 2020 updated
27 March, 2020 updated