Information For New Students 2024

Welcome to Hitotsubashi University!
All Hitotsubashi University Library staff are looking forward to helping you.

The library guide is here.

We have a playlist for new students on our YouTube channel. Please check it out as well.

Opening Hours

Sat., Sun., Holidays
Sat., Sun., Holidays
Library Main Building8:40-22:008:40-19:009:30-20:009:30-19:00
Periodicals Annex8:40-21:308:40-18:309:30-19:309:30-18:30
Reading Room8:40-21:308:40-18:30

*more details, show here.

How to enter

Entrance of the library is at the Clock Tower on the West Campus.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, the main entrance is closed. You can use the south entrance.
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The student ID card is required to enter / exit the library or to checkout books.

Self-guided library tour gives you a brief overview of library service and facilities.
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Guidance Information

Online guidance is available for new students in each undergraduate, graduate, and international program. You can view instructional videos and materials on how to use the library and how to find literature and information you need whenever you like.

How to use ▶Access from each link below ▶ Sign in with your Google Account for Hitotsubashi University ▶ Join a class ▶ View various contents

Circulation Service

Checkout LimitsLoan Period
(Books for study)
Loan Period
(Other books)
Undergraduate Students10 books2 weeks2 weeks
Graduate Students/Researchers30 books2 weeks2 months

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About MyLibrary

With MyLibrary you can:

  • Check of Status of Loan/Reservation
  • Extension of Return Dates
  • Reservation for On-loan Materials
  • Request other campus materials
  • Group study room reservation
  • Photocopy / Interlibrary Loan
  • Book purchase request

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IT environment

In the library, you can use the university’s wireless LAN, the same PCs as in the Information Education Building, and printers.

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Search Materials

You can search library materials and e-resource contents with HERMES-Search.
HERMES-Search is available from the search box in the center of the library website.

*Details on how to search are also provided within each guidance.

Databeses, e-Journals, e-Books

See below for the electronic resources available at Hitotsubashi University.

If you want to use them from off-campus, show here.


HERMES-IR (Institutional Repository) is an archive which collects, preserves and disseminates digital copies of research outputs of the University. Ph.D. Students of the University can deposit their research outputs, such as journal articles, theses and dissertations, department bulletin papers, reports of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKEN), working papers, conference papers and presentations, books to HERMES-IR. Please let us know when you have any of those.

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Help Desk

You can ask a librarian about how to use the library, how to find materials and using materials from other institutions.

  • Place: Library Main Building 1st floor
  • Service Hour:
    [Quarter] Weekdays 9:00-17:00
    [Break] Weekdays 9:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00

* If you have any questions or concerns about the Help Desk, please use Ask a librarian (Web Form) to ensure that we understand the content accurately.

Rules and Regulations

  • Please take good care of books.
  • Please put books back in the original place after using them.
  • Please do not eat or drink.
    *Only drinks in sealed containers are allowed.
  • Please return books before due date.
  • Photography in the library requires prior application.

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Event Guide

The library holds a variety of events throughout the year. 
Click here for details. *Japanese ONLY
From 4/2/2024 to 6/30/2024 (tentative), “The Guide to Books for Report and Dissertation Writing" is on display for new students. *Japanese ONLY

Use of Other Libraries in the University